I try to visit my home town Trabzonas often as possible. In my last visit (end of May, beginning of June) it was cross between spring to summer time. The most beautiful time for countryside, sea side and mountains. At this time of the year, everything in nature becomes alive again, many shades of green meets with crisp shades of blue in the Black Sea. Flowers of all kinds … [Read more...] about Trabzon, The Beautiful City of North East Turkiye.
In Turkey, in 1950s there was a passenger ship called “ANKARA” In the immediate post-WW II era it served as the flag-ship of the Turkish Maritime Lines. It plied the Mediterranean between Istanbul and Athens, Naples, Marseilles and Barcelona. In those days’ standard she was a “luxury liner”, comfortable, containing all the amenities, and with an excellent cuisine. This ship … [Read more...] about S/S Ankara
Vakifli Village , high on the slopes of Samandag, referred to as Musa Dagh by Armenians, is located 5 kms from Samandag where around 150 people live, all Armenian Turks. Most have relatives abroad who coften come during the summer months and enjoy the tranquillity of the village which is famous for its orchids where organic oranges and vegetables are grown and most shipped to … [Read more...] about Vakifli Village, Samandag, Hatay and their View of the Protocols
The Largest Tourism fair in Istanbul with International Participation from 55 Countries and 2,500 Companies - 14 to 17 February 2008 The Eastern Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel (EMITT) fair opened on 14 February with a ceremony that included Minister of Culture and Tourism as well as representatives from many neighboring countries. The fair featured many … [Read more...] about The Largest Tourism Fair in Istanbul , Feb 14-17, 2008
Bayburt is one of 81 provinces of Turkey, probably the smallest, but with a long history that dates back 2,400 years. Dede Korkut lived there many years ago, giving a reason for the people of Bayburt to stage a festival there every year. Coruh river, which originates in the valleys of Erzurum, goes through the center of the city, meandering along the rugged mountains towards … [Read more...] about BAKSI MUSEUM and Research Centre for Folk Art – Bayraktar (Baksi), Bayburt, October 30, 2004
The Last Trip to Allianoi, The Ancient Thermal city near Bergama, Turkey Sunday, February 3, 2008 Allianoi has been in the news during the past several years when it became known that the world’s oldest known ancient thermal city wolud be flooded when the nearby irrigation Yortanli dam would start holding water, now set for mid-February, 2008. A small creek that flows though … [Read more...] about Allianoi, The Last Trip to the Ancient Spa in Turkey : Picture(240), Allianoi
When the opportunity came to travel to Uzbekistan to look at the Energy market, I took it without hesitation. I thought I could also go to Kazakistan and Turkmenistan before heading back to Turkey. Since getting a business visa would take time with many formalities, I contacted Elma Tour in Istanbul at the recommendation of the Uzbekistan Embassy in Ankara and obtained a … [Read more...] about A Trip to UZBEKISTAN