Harem Section of Topkapi Palace in Istanbul

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…

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Delicious stuffed vine leaves - also know as sarma

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…

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Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

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…

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