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One of the best to see with children Sedir Island in Marmaris

Cleopatra Island is a heaven on earth!!!
Sea, sand, ancient ruins of Greek time, the smell of olive trees, the sun and of course the feelings that make you are in a place that is heaven :))

They say, Cleopatra and Antonius had lived a tremendous love on this island.
So that Antonius did whatever to please the very beloved Cleopatra, the famous queen of ancient Egypt. He obtained the wonderful sand of Red Sea and 60 ships transferred it over to Sedir Island. This was to adjust the comfort of Cleopatra in this lovely turquise colored water.


The sand that made the island very famous nowadays. This is not similar with the one that you can find at every beach.
The sand does not differ from each other as they all have the same sphere with the same measurement, incredible ha ;)) The sand can be burned by fire or can be multipled by soda. If you ever observe the sand by a magnifier, you will find that the sand moves.

"Mummy, are these alive, can they eat us?"
"Hımm, no my dear…

2014 Tulip Festival in Istanbul at Emirgan Park!!

The city of Istanbul is celebrating the 9th Tulip Festival this year. Nowadays most of the wood parks, here, have rearranged the landscape architectures with several species of tulips.
The tulip was formerly a central asian flower till it had been brought to Anatolia. The flower itself been so special that even marked as an era of Ottoman Empire's history, called the "Tulip Period". It had inspired most of the architecture, eastern mythalogy, literature, motifs used in paintings and even carpets.
In 2010, Istanbul had been selected as a cultural capital city of Europe and thereafter tulip had been chosen as an emblem of the city relevant of the effects to the history's stream on this land.



Emirgan Park is an urban historic park located at Emirgan neighbourhood in Sarıyer district of Istanbul. In the 17th century, Ottoman Sultan Murad IV presented the estate to Emir Güne Han, a Safavid Persian commander, who surrendered his sieged castle without any resistance, and f…

Zoo in Istanbul

Istanbul had a zoo in Gulhane when I was a child. I had the best memories there with my cousins and my grandfather. I remember how we fed the giraffes with the barks of trees.

In 1991, the zoo in Gulhane had been shut down because of the many complains of the living conditions of animals. (Yeah it became terrible I remember that also :(((  )


In 1993 Faruk Yalcın, the founder of Faruk Yalcın Zoo who was known as a constructor of NATO, started a bird sanctuary in Darica to conserve the species which are endangered. He succeded in wild bird life and saved.  Faruk Yalcın, developed a suitable habitat for the birds to live in a natural environment. This forming advanced the sanctuary to a botanical garden as well. By 1995, the establishment generated a tropical area and started activity on adding wild life animals to the zoo.

Nowadays the zoo has a mission for conserving the animal species from Anatolia which are endangered. The park has 250 different species of animals and total number o…