All inclusive hotels are truly a brilliant invention of mankind. But they also have one significant drawback – here the very next day you turn into a lazy seal that can only move along the route “restaurant-beach-number” and vice versa. Perhaps that is why many people think that in Turkey there is nothing interesting outside the gates of the hotel. Sure? We will try to prove that there is a completely different Turkey that you do not know.
Ancient monuments left after the parade of conquerors, postcard landscapes, amazing facts of the penetration of Europe into Asia, the Byzantine and Ottoman history of Istanbul, the ruins of Ephesus and the surreal panoramas of Pamukkale and Cappadocia are all also Turkey. And she deserves to briefly break Continue reading
To be honest, in Turkey, few climbed further than resort areas. Ignorance of the country gives rise to a lot of stereotypes – from the obvious exaggeration that the Turks are all about picking up a hot macho with a mustache, who will not miss a single bored lady, to the assertion that this is a strict Muslim country, and only tourists are allowed liberties here. There are many others …
The Turks themselves are not enthusiastic about these stereotypes, and we will try to prove to you that most of them are no more than the fiction of foolish tourists who did not even try to delve into the lifestyle, history and values of this people. So:
1. Turkey is a very conservative country. Continue reading
Uludag is located 150 km from Istanbul and 35 km from Bursa. Almost every hotel here has its own ski lifts, the cost of using which is included in the price (but this does not mean that the ski lifts of one hotel are closed for guests of others: a ski pass to the lift of a “foreign” hotel can always be bought at its lower station, it happens for several rises or several days). Snow cover (its maximum thickness is 3 meters) lasts from the second half of December to the end of March. The slopes for alpine skiing are located at altitudes of 1750-2543 m above sea level, wide and well-groomed, they mostly pass in the forest. The best time for skiing is between December and March. Continue reading