Istanbul Forum Turkuazoo

Turkuazoo – Istanbul Aquarium

The Forum Istanbul, is not only one of the largest shopping malls in Europe, great for those wishing to make a shopping trip to Istanbul, but is also one of the first world-wide to have a huge  aquarium inside! The giant aquarium, Turkuazoo, is located inside a culture park over an area of 8 thousand sqm. 10 thousand different underwater creatures and 25 thousand other … Continue reading Turkuazoo – Istanbul Aquarium

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History of the Harem

Constantly regarded as an enigmatic matter for European voyagers, the Ottoman  Harem was a popular subject for writers,  who wrote hundreds of pages and tried to unveil this secretive center of attention. As the matter is still being discussed by many, the Harem Quarter in Topkapi Palace keeps attracting thousands of tourists each year. In the early ages of the empire the Ottoman Padishahs used … Continue reading History of the Harem

Turkish Cuisine - Stuffed Vine Leaves

Sarma – Stuffed Vine Leaves

Sarma refers to a dish that can be prepared with grape, cabbage, or chard leaves. The term sarma derives from the Turkish verb “sarmak,” which means to wrap or to roll. It can be prepared with rice and spices (vegetarian) or with rice and ground meat. Ingredients: 1lb pickled grape leaves, pickled in brine then washed and drained 4 medium onions, diced 2 cups rice, washed under cold … Continue reading Sarma – Stuffed Vine Leaves

Istanbul Grand Bazaar Tours

Grand Bazaar – Shopping in Istanbul

No Istanbul shopping tour or historical sightseeing tour of Istanbul would be complete without a visit to the world famous Grand Bazaar! Built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet (The Conqurer), the Grand Bazaar, or Kapali Carsi as it is known in Turkish, is reminiscent of a city. It was an important step in the “Conquerors” target to make Istanbul “his own city”.  Built in a modest … Continue reading Grand Bazaar – Shopping in Istanbul

Petra Jordan Tours

Jordan Tour – Top 5 Sights

The territory in which Jordan is located is one of the oldest settlements in the history of humanity. With approximately 125 thousand registered archaeological sites, the most famous of which being the Red Rose City of Petra, the Aqaba Gulf and the Dead Sea, Jordan is fast becoming a “must see” destination. There are many Jordan tours & Jordan travel packages of various duration that … Continue reading Jordan Tour – Top 5 Sights

Discovery Ancient Egypt Tours

Egypt – Tour the land of Pharoahs

Are you looking for a great travel destination? Are you looking for an interesting environment? Then consider taking a trip to the unique and ancient land of Egypt. If you love to explore the architecture and lifestyles of the old world, then a tour of the mystical land of Egypt is the perfect solution to indulge your dreams. Here are the top 5 reasons to … Continue reading Egypt – Tour the land of Pharoahs

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Almond Helva – Badem Helvasi

Ingredients: 250g butter 2 tablespoons blanched almonds 1 cup strong plain flour 1 cup wholemeal flour 3 cups sugar 4 cups water 1 tablespoon rose water Melt the butter in a round-bottomed pan. Add the almonds to the flour and cook on a very low heat, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the almonds and flour have turned golden brown. A good helva needs to … Continue reading Almond Helva – Badem Helvasi

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Turkey … a must see destination

Turkey is considered one of the most amazing tourist destinations of the world with a reputation amongst travel enthusiasts for greeting visitors with friendly smiles and open arms. With a rich historical heritage and blessed with majestic mountains and a magnificent coastline, Turkey has something to offer everyone. Today Turkey is a modern European nation and has protected its historical treasures to share with those … Continue reading Turkey … a must see destination