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The Turquoise Coast – as stunning as its name suggests

This post contains affiliate links, so we may earn a small commission when you make a purchase through links on our site at no additional cost to you. A turquoise given by a loving hand carries with it happiness and good fortune.” – Arabic proverb Stretching from Antalya to Marmaris, the Turquoise Coast is the most dramatic, varied […]

Kuş dili – the whistle language of the Black Sea

Have you ever wondered how one can whistle his or her way to communicate with others, without uttering a single word? A university in northern Turkey offers its students the first-ever elective course on “bird language,” a whistled form of communication peculiar to Kuşköy (literally Bird Village) in Giresun. What started as a primitive way […]

Yörük – the nomads of Turkey

Yörüks are a people who have maintained their vitality over the centuries in the face of heavy odds. Yörük – the nomads of Turkey. For hundreds of years, at the beginning of every summer, they have packed up their belongings and made the long trek from the hot coastal plains to summer in the cool prairies […]

“Very superstitious” – a guide to Turkish superstitions – the sequel

When we published an article on Turkish superstitions, we had such a great response from our readers when we asked what other superstitions they were aware of that we just had to bring you the sequel. Here’s the first article if you missed it. “Very superstitious” – a guide to Turkish superstitions – the sequel Always […]

Baklava – the prince of pastries

Baklava is an example of human ingenuity in developing food that not only nourishes the body but also brings happiness to the mind and spirit. The prince of pastries, the swooniest of sweet things – baklava!  The approach to eating baklava should be passionate and unreserved. The only way to really savour the sweetness is […]