Nazarkoy, the cherished village of Izmir

Izmir is the third biggest city of Turkey on the west, in the heart of Aegean region. It is a fast-growing city; it gets many migrations from other parts of the country. Despite the dense population, natural beauty is well-preserved in the region.

Izmir is big which offers facilities of urban lifestyle, a well-developed economy, and transportation. Skyscrapers, expensive stores, and chic cafes flourish a part of the city. The historical part of the town is well-preserved. There are two famous landmarks are present, the clock tower and Kizlaragasi (Ottoman) shopping hall. You can photograph the clock tower and shop traditional local goods from the mall.

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Sirince Village: The Pearl of Mountain Ephesus

Turkey is a charming country, offers a wide variety of culture with its multi-national history. A good example for this multicultural mixture is Sirince Village, located near Selcuk, a town of Izmir famous for its ancient city Ephesus.

Sirince means “Cutie” in Turkish, and as its name indicates, it is a lovely village located on top of Ephesus mountain approximately 400 meters above the sea level situated to 8 km east of Ancient Ephesus City.

When you visit Sirince Village, it is possible to find the traces of Greek, Turkish and Balkan in the architecture. Sirince also offers many things at the same time such as nature, organic food, stylish architecture, wine tasting and the sunny weather. (more…)

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Traditional Doner Experience in Tatar Salim Restaurant, Istanbul

When thinking of Turkish food, Doner Kebap (Döner) would probably the first one that would come to the minds because it is a very famous food both within and outside Turkey. Doner is actually a special form of Kebap prepared by stuffing meats and wrapping around a metallic stick.
Doner means “to rotate” and Kebap means “roasted meat”. Doner is getting roasted gradually by rotating where one part faces fire. The meat is prepared thorough mixing it with suet, various herbs, and spices. Within Anatolia region, the meat that is used for doner is mostly lamb, beef, and chicken. (more…)

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Istanbul’s Favorites: Cengelkoy and the Kuleli Military High School

Cengelkoy is a village of Istanbul preserving its historical structure, located on the Asian coast of Istanbul between Uskudar and Beykoz. “Cengelkoy” means hook village, the district is called this way because the hook was being produced for the ships in this district for long years during Ottoman era.

Cengelkoy has always been one of the most attractive villages of Istanbul with its fascinating nature, fresh air and picturesque view of Bosphorus. In the modern era, Cengelkoy is one of the few spots of Istanbul where the blue and green meet; the beautiful Bosphorus is surrounded by nice hills which are covered by forest. This variation in nature makes Bosphorus an attractive district for its residents and visitors. (more…)

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