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

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

The Archaeological Museum in Kayseri, Turkey

  Although Kayseri isn’t exactly a city full of museums, it’s a important point on the historical map of Turkey. The Kayseri Archaeological Museum features findings from nearby Kültepe (ancient Kanesh, chief city of the Hatti people and the first Hittite capital). The Hittites were an Ancient Anatolian people who established an empire centred on … Continue Reading