Hunat Hatun Madrasah – The old Seljuk school

The madrasa is part of the Mahperi Huand Hatun complex, which also includes a mosque, a hamam (Turkish bath) and a mausoleum. The entire structure in build out of stone, and it was completed in 1238, under the name of Mahperi Hatun, the wife of Seljuk Sultan Keykubad I (1220-1237) and mother of Sultan Keyhüsrev … Continue Reading

Discovering The Amazing Turkish Culinary Culture

Turkey has a very rich culture, involving religion, family, history and food. They are joyful people and like to celebrate everything. And how can you celebrate better than with a big meal. So there are a lot of things we can say about Turkish food. The most important is the taste, and trust me when … Continue Reading

The Underground City Ağırnas in Kayseri, Turkey

I’ve found out history is a very popular topic in Turkey, and Kayseri and its surroundings are loaded with historical proof and stories.  One of the most popular historical attraction is the Ağırnas area. The Underground City Ağırnas  is included in the metropolitan area of Kayseri, but is a town with its own municipality. It … Continue Reading

What is Ramadan?

I’ll try to make it short, I promise! Here it goes … Ramadan (or Ramazan, Ramzan, Ramadhan, Ramathan) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. During this month Muslims worldwide fast to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic and it means scorching heat or dryness.  Although Ramadan … Continue Reading

Visiting the Governor’s Office in Kayseri

As a volunteer, I’ve got the chance to meet some important people from Kayseri. Volunteering is fun, creative and full of rewards, but if we want to keep it that way, we need some support from the local authorities. This EVS project that brought me here, is a premiere for Kayseri, and we need to … Continue Reading