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Batman City Guide: Batman City Guide

Located in Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey, Batman is a province that has preserved its rich history in the lands where the Dicle River streams. Hasankeyf Ancient City is a wonder of nature with over 1,000 caves and many historical monuments. Before 1990, when terror activities abounded, Batman had been a city where fast developments took place.

Balıkesir City Guide: Balıkesir City Guide

Located where the Marmara and Aegean regions intersect, Balıkesir has a coast on both the Marmara and Aegean Seas. It is close to Bursa, Kütahya, İzmir, Çanakkale, and Manisa provinces and a neighbor to Lesbos Island, which belongs to Greece. Balıkesir has had a rich cultural accumulation between ancient times and the modern age.

Pink Route: Cherry Blossom in Turkey: Pink Route: Cherry Blossom in Turkey

The naïve, soulful appearance of the cherry blossom has always sent my imagination on an epic journey. This special flower, with its delicate, almost ethereal quality, is associated primarily with Japan and indeed has a very special place at the very heart of Japanese culture. There, sakura (cherry blossom) season is heralded as the harbinger of a new chapter or …

Red Route: Wine in Turkey: Red Route: Wine in Turkey

It is a commonly held belief that Muslim countries have little or no connection with wine since consuming alcohol is expressly forbidden (haram) in the religion. However a country full of contrasts like Turkey never fails to surprise you and unless you are unusually well-informed, you will be amazed to find that the country has a vibrant viticulture dating back …