A list of the least-spoken facts about Turkey and Istanbul that you should know before coming here. I believe visiting this country aware of the insider's tips that I've shared below can only help you be more prepared and insightful with respect to Turkey.
As the many ethnicities of the Ottoman Empire left and settled in other parts of the world, the one word that they had in common was "yoğurt". From this word the modern, English version "yogurt" came to life. It is the one Turkish word to make it into the English language.
A few dozen words that are essential for a successful, fun and interesting stay in Turkey. Don't be shy! Try out these words and phrases. The results, as you will see, often lead to pleasantly memorable experiences.
Table spreads cover everything from marinated olives, to bee-licous honey, to fried eggs with sausage, to homemade jams, to the freshest cucumbers and tomatoes you'll ever come across. And yes, this is all in one sitting.
There are always some little nuances that get under our skin, annoy us and, eventually, lead us to share them with them with you. Here are 5 things that Istanbul could do better.