Aphrodisias ancient site; Sacrophaguses around necropolis

Necropolis was the most important section of an ancient site. It was called as the site of dead people. Archeaology finds valuable hints on the life of ancient people. Unfortunately some illegal treasure hunters can be able to do good discoveries.

Aphrodisias ancient site’s necropolis area was very important. Two sarcopgahuses were discovered on a territory nearby Aphrodisias ancient site. It is thought that this area is the necropolis of Aphrodisias ancient site. The most interesting discovery is that Medusa stamp was found on the sarcophaguses. Fortunately that territory and tombs were rescued from illlegal treasure hunts.

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The charms of Constantinople 2; Marcianus Column

Monuments of Constantinople have deep functions for Constantinople and Istanbul. They have different meanings for us even today. One of them is Marcianus column. It is in border of Fatih district of Istanbul. It was erected in 450 AD. It was one of the oldest Roman monuments of the city.

According to the legend, while Justian had St.Sophia built, a little girl who had a supernatural power was bringing a heavy stone for the construction of St.Sophia. She came across a beast on the way. The beast asked her where she was bringing this stone. She replied that it was for new St.Sophia. The beast told her that she was late because St.Sophia had already constructed. She left the stone there and checked the situation. The beast lied her. She wanted to recarry it to St.Sophia construction. Unfortunately her supernatural power had gone. So she had to leave the stone there.

On the other hand, this stone knew the virginity of the girls and women. If any woman or girl who had a naught character, it could bend down. Or it could be able to show good and bad females. An emperor and his sister-in-law were passing next to the monument and the stone lied to the ground. The emperor got angry with her and he had her sister-in-law executed there.

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Halikarnassos ancient site…

Bodrum district is hosting the ancient site; Halikarnassos. It is one of the best known sites of ancient periods. It has many epical sides to tell.

Up to the recent works, the wall of Halikarnassos was unearthed. The excavations are continuing nowadays. The mysteries of Halikarnassos are revealing.

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Goodbye 2020… Welcome 2021

Year 2020 is going in a few hours. It was an awful year for the world. The most serious problem was Covid outbreak. Due to the Covid outbreak, everything has changed. Also we redefined our normal routines. We remembered something we forget; value of freedom.

The new year 2021 is a new hope for human beings. Hope is the strongest emotion for human being life. I wish that 2021 brings us a better year and a better world. It is important to state that it will take time to heal our life routines. 2021 can be a first step to achieve this goal.

Tourism is one of the most affected sectors due to the COVID pandemic. We have to apply some restrictions for safety. That’s why travel and tourism sectors is going down. The other branch of tourism, accommodation facilities, has also deep impact from the pandemic. Most of the hotels are trying to survive and keep their economical situation sustainable. According to the predictions, recover can last two or three years if everything goes allright. 2021 can be the first year to recover.

Always be safe and healthy…. Time will come and we will be free to travel.

Turkey is waiting for tourists and travel lovers….

Have a nice year…..

“Normal” will not be the same; the new tourism norms…

Everything will change after the COVID-19 pandemic so is tourism. It is expected that some norms will be rearranged for the high season. Tourism policies and safe travel rules will be implemented in the world;

  • Health passports or Corona documents: Starting from this high season, some European countries plan to rearrange the travel rules. Health is the most important issue that should be guaranteed.So new health progress’ will be implemented.
  • New accommodation models: The accommodation facilities will face some new rules to work. For example, all inclusive accommodation model is going to be given up. A safe model may replace it. All-you-can-eat buffet will be banned and social distance among the guests will be regarded at hotels and such facilities.
  • Travel modes: Travel modes will also change due to the outbreak. As social distance is a vital rule in order to prevent the spread, the travel modes will be arranged. We will face those norms especially on public transportations such as plane and bus.

Turkish ministry of tourism is also working on new arrangements. They will declare those arrangements as soon as possible I guess.

Don’t worry and be safe. We will be together again.

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Travel restrictions during the quarantine

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the quarantine is is being applied in Turkey like all world. Travel to all metropolitan cities and holiday resorts is banned according to the code. Those who are under 20 and older than 65 are banned to go out of home. Public has a trend to travel to second houses to avoid the virus. So all routes are closed. Travel allowance is required for all people.

There are control points on the borders of provinces that control the vehicles and people’s health. Casualty and injected patient numbers are increasing every day so quarantine is very important to slow down the outbreak.

COVID-19 in Turkey; Virus infection is getting worse

Finally outbreak arrived to Turkey. According to last official reports, there are around 10,000 active cases and 130 deaths. I think that the numbers are higher than the official reports unfortunately. According to some rumors, the statics are close to Italy.

I would like to remind you some precautions in order to avoid the virus;

  1. Avoid close contact with people.
  2. Wash your hands often.
  3. Apply 1 mt. rule.
  4. Stay at home safely.
  5. If you travel abroad, apply 14 day quarantine rule.
  6. Be away from infected people…

I wish healthy days for the whole world…

Some activities that can be done while staying at home

COVID-19 threat is so big that whole world is isolated. For the public security, all people should stay at home. Only in case of emergency, it is allowed to go out. It is getting more bored, as it gets longer. But we aren’t desperate about it.

Firstly keep your mood high, then obey the guidelines and stay at home. So you will protect yourself and society. Then try to spend your time by having funny activities, you won’t be able to get solicisation.

For example, you can visit the places and countries virtually and you can get more information on destinations. Thanks to internet, you can have information on Turkey as an example. You can see the sight seeing places of Turkey. You can enhance your travel info.

Take care of yourself and keep healthy..

Caves of Zağ; Secret praying place of first Christians

Caves of Zag which are located in Bingöl province were one of the secret praying places for first Christians. Before Christianty was accepted by Romans, first Christians looked for secret places. Those caves were one of them. It is estimated that it was built in 5th AD. It has 5 stories. Every story has its life zone.

It is one of the worthvisiting places in Turkey.