Travel guides

Emirgan Park in Istanbul

A few months ago, during the tulip blooming season, I visited the wonderful Emirgan Park in Istanbul. This enormous recreational area is located in the European part of the metropolis, about 20 kilometers from its center. In spring, the park becomes one of the main places for both city dwellers and numerous tourists to relax.

The Tashkent Television Tower. Ascending to the observation deck

One of the first places I visited in Tashkent was the Tashkent Television Tower. I noticed the structure while I was in a taxi on my way from the airport.

Tashkent: City Center Sightseeing Walk

Today, I would like to tell you about my walk in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. Before coming here, I knew absolutely nothing about this city, so on the very next day after my arrival, I set out to explore the central part of the metropolis.

Galata Tower: Symbol of Ancient Istanbul

Looking at the maps of Constantinople, one can see that the territory of the modern metropolis was once limited to only two areas, divided by the Golden Horn.

The Tomb of Joshua in Istanbul

During one of my many trips to the sights of Istanbul, my friends decided to show me an interesting and unusual place - the Tomb of Joshua. According to one of the city legends, a 17-meter-tall person is buried here.

Prinkipo Greek Orphanage

Many tourists, when visiting Istanbul, take a trip to the Princes' Islands; this small archipelago is located about an hour's ride from the city's ports. Most travelers prefer to reach the largest island in this group, called Buyukada.

Monastery of the Pantokrator (Zeyrek Mosque)

In Istanbul, you can find numerous ancient Byzantine architectural landmarks that were converted into mosques after the conquest of Constantinople. Today, I would like to tell you about one of these attractions known as the Monastery of the Pantokrator, or Zeyrek Mosque.

Cable Cars of Istanbul

While exploring ancient Istanbul, tourists have a variety of transportation options to choose from. The city has a well-developed network of metros and trams, ferries operate between numerous docks, and remote neighborhoods are connected by a web of bus routes.

Little Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

I'm sure that the architectural gem of Istanbul, like the Hagia Sophia Mosque (Küçük Ayasofya Camii), is familiar even to those who have only heard of this Turkish city in passing. However, not everyone knows there is another iconic structure with the same name in ancient Istanbul.

Gülhane Park in Istanbul

Gülhane Park in Istanbul is in the heart of ancient Istanbul. I was here for the first time in August last year, but to be honest, I didn't really like this recreational area. Now, during the tulip blooming season, I decided to give the park a second chance, and I didn't regret it.

The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

Sometimes I feel that Turkey's tourist potential is greatly underestimated, as many travelers know the country only through Istanbul and a few coastal cities in the south. In reality, when traveling through Turkey, you can see an enormous number of historical and archaeological landmarks.

Selçuk Castle

During a recent trip to the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus in eastern Turkey, I had the opportunity to visit several nearby attractions. One of them is the Ayasuluk (Selçuk) Castle, an ancient defensive structure transformed into an open-air museum.

Basilica of St. John

Hi. Today we will continue our walk through the Turkish city of Selçuk.