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Scandinavians in Constantinople

The Vikings are not at all distant for Turks, especially the people in Istanbul with tattooed, large bodies and fighter identities. Scandinavia, home of the Vikings, is the common name of countries in the cold north, including Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Faroe Islands and Greenland. Scandinavia nurtures the film industry today with its stories and legends, and it is …

Kırkpınar Oil Wrestling Festival of Edirne

The Edirne Kırkpınar Oil Wrestling Festival, which is held every July, attracts the whole world. In recent years, tourists from many countries have flocked to Turkey to watch this festival. Kırkpınar Wrestling, which is described as oily wrestling, is both a sporting and cultural activity that takes place on a meadow by lubricated wrestlers who show very intense effort. Historical …

Bibliopole Culture in Turkey

If you are fond of books, the first place you will want to visit in Istanbul is the Used-book Bazaar (Sahaflar Çarşısı). Used-book Bazaar is a sanctuary amidst the noisy confusion of the Grand Bazaar. It will provide you with tranquility and has been the meeting place for bookworms for centuries, as today’s second-hand book trade is actually based on …

Itineraries for Backpackers: Itineraries for Backpackers

The trend of backpacking is increasing, especially in recent years, with the inclusion of social networks. It is the final stage of freedom that you can travel domestically or internationally only with your backpack. Here are some great route suggestions for backpackers in Turkey that will help you to experience different pleasures alone.