Earthquake records in ancient site of Constantinapole

Two bodies crashed under the roof at Bathonea ancient port site

Bathonea ancient port site of Istanbul is giving us important hints of the earthquake that existed in 558 AD. Istanbul city and environment had experienced many destructive earthquakes for centuries. This one was one of the destructive earthquakes that was recorded in Constantinapole.

Bathonea ancient port site was the last stop before Constantinapole. Also it was used as custom point for the capital. It was located on the bank of Marmara Sea. This bay became a lake in late periods.

During the excavations, the layer of earthquake was discovered. Also two bodies that were crashed were unearthed. As in Pompeii, we can come across some hints in Bathonea port site. The granites and structures were damaged so it proves us that it was a powerful earthquake.

Corona Virus; A new threat for tourism industry in the world

One of the outstanding features of tourism is to be affected by every sort of events in the world. Any small event can have a deep impact on tourism industry. We have experienced this sort of issue for several times.

Health is one of the top factors that affect tourism deeply. New type of cold (Corona Virus) is a new threat for travel industry. It was burst in China it was reported. And thousands of casualty were reported in China. We see many news’ that report it is getting wide in world. The governments are trying to prevent the epidemic in their own countries. Airports and custom points are in red alert for this virus. A cruise ship was taken to quarantine due to the Chinese couple in Italy. The health officers reported that Chinese couple had the symptoms of corona virus so the vessel was kept in quarantine.

According to the official reports, we haven’t seen a serious case in Turkey. The inspections and precautions are held officially in Turkey.

Have healthy and good days… Health is always on the top.

Cave Hotels; A new trend in accommodation

Cave hotel type is a new trend for accommodation in the world. It has many advantages such as a different environment and an exotic atmosphere. The only disadvantage is to be a local type of accommodation.

We can come across those hotels especially in Central Anatolia (Göreme) and Southeastern Anatolia. This type of tourism facilities aren’t limited with hotels. Also restaurants are built in caves.

Interior design of a cave hotel in Göreme

The hotel decoration is designed according to old and modern decorations mixture. Mostly the main material is stone. It has many adavantages as a constuction material such as keeping cool and warm itself.

Turkey has an advantage for landscape so cave hotels get extended more in Turkey. It is a different experiment for accommodation. It provides a comfortable and great view and atmosphere.