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October 30, 2018 17
Istanbul Airport will be the main international airport serving Istanbul. It is based in the Arnavutköy district on the European side of Istanbul, Turkey. The opening ceremony took place on 29 October 2018, scheduled so as to coincide with the 95th ...
September 01, 2017 338
For a luxury stay in Istanbul, you will find a wide selection of top World brand hotels, Sheraton, Hilton, Kempinski, Four Seasons, Hyatt you name it. a From my personal experience, I've stayed at a dozen of Istanbul's boutique hotels in a price range USD 60-100, with Dosso Dossi...
June 30, 2017 151
So you have just 24 hours for Istanbul? In this short indie travel guide, I will list places you could easily manage to visit and see in less than 24 hours.  My story short - at the end of May we booked connecting flight from Riga to Tbilisi, via Istanbul, we had an option to have a shorter...
June 28, 2017 116
Istanbul Atatürk Airport is the main international airport serving Istanbul, and the biggest airport in Turkey by total number of passengers, destinations served and aircraft movements. Opened in 1924 in Yeşilköy, on the European side of the city, it is located 24...
June 27, 2017 128
We booked this 4-star hotel in Sultanahmet district, Istanbul for a one night stay during a layover flight Riga - Istanbul - Tbilisi at the end of May 2017.  We paid about EUR 50 for one night stay at this hotel Located in Sultanahmet district, Dosso Dossi Hotels Old City is within a walking...
June 26, 2017 213
The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily.  In 2014, it was listed No.1 among world's most-visited tourist...
June 25, 2017 58
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque  is a historic mosque located in Istanbul, Turkey. A popular tourist site, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque continues to function as a mosque today; men still kneel in prayer on the mosque's lush red carpet after the call to prayer. The Blue...
November 26, 2015 436
A huge traffic surge to this website was experienced on November 15 when total unique user count reached 7,732. The vast majority of them were coming from Turkey.  Update: Learn how I got 10,000 Page views in a day This was already third traffic spike to my blog, previous record was set back...
December 23, 2014 2,117
I have travelled by train in Turkey just once back in 2011 from Ankara to Izmir. That route went some 15-17 hours... It's damned boring thing. Well I'm glad I took that ride of course, but I'm more glad to learn that Turkey is investing much in it's train infrastructure. And I'm sure I will use...
December 14, 2014 1,275
More than year a ago I published article Turkey could join Eurasian Union were I tried to compare economy of Turkey by using GDP and GDP per capita for time period 2000-2012.I found that Turkey might reach $1 trillion of GDP by the end of 2016, so did I found that Economy of Turkey has...
October 22, 2014 2,868
I have been at Sabiha Gokcen Airport several times already, I have made flights via Sabiha Gokcen to and from Trabzon/Izmir. And today I made a route Tbilisi - Istanbul - Barcelona.I have never documented how does Sabiha Gocken looks like, and I decided to change that.N.B. There are no smoking...
August 08, 2014 1,658
Mona HotelLocated on Kavaklidere district, Mona Hotel offers:Mona Hotel has a central location close to restaurants, shops and business centres. The hotel offers luxurious rooms with modern amenities.The rooms of Hotel Mona are tastefully decorated combining classic and modern furnishings....
July 26, 2014 1,675
Trabzon is a vibrant city in Eastern Turkey, situated next to Black Sea and some 230km from Georgia. In recent years city of Trabzon has been developed as a popular shopping center in Turkey, here you will find one of the biggest malls and outlets. So plan your holiday shopping tour and visit...
July 20, 2014 2,388
Recently Georgia signed Association Agreement with EU, which includes Free Trade agreement with EU as well. Georgian Politicans were so happy, that they rushed to announce some great plans - and so MP of Georgia announced, that Georgia is eagger to have full EU membership in next 5-10 years. ...
June 27, 2014 1,898
Today, June 27Th is a "magnificent" day for Georgia, or at least it's politics. Today Georgia in Brussels has signed Association Agreement with European Union. Together with Georgia association agreement was signed by Ukraine and Moldova as wellWhy I'm saying "magnificent" - let me explain:I'm...
January 09, 2014 866
Today and yesterday I red some articles, claiming that record number of foreigners have visited Georgia in 2013. According to Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia - 5 365 356 foreigners crossed Georgian border in 2013.Why I dont like this data?Well in 2013, I have crossed Georgian border...
November 02, 2013 1,692
That said makes me think, that Turkey has no serious plans to join Eurasian Union. IMHO Turkey is teasing European Union. And why shouldn't? Turkey has long, long history on it's attempts to join European Union, but there always are some obstacles from EU side. And that makes Turkey angry.From one...