Turkey, around the Med

Turkey Audio Travel Guides

This is another “catch all” category but it works well swooping from Turkey round the southern shore of the Mediterranean all the way to the “Gates of Hercules” opposite Gibraltar and into Morocco. This is where Europe turns instantly into something much more exotic and oriental. The bazaars and souks and the sounds and smells of the East are suddenly yours to enjoy…

  1. Hear the hustle and bustle of Istanbul starting on a morning ferry ride across from Europe to Asia !
  2. Hear the exotic life of Djem el Fnaa square warming-up as darkness falls over Marrakech !
  3. Hear the bubbling of a water pipe in Tunisia as you drink rich Arab coffee !

Istanbul is one of the world's most fascinating and lively cities. Its main architectural attractions - the Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia, the Basilica Cistern are all world class. But you'll also find thousands of fascinating things to…

Istanbul is one of the world's most fascinating and lively cities. Its main architectural attractions - the Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia, the Basilica Cistern are all world class. But you'll also find thousands of fascinating things to…

Marrakech has more character and buzz and style than half the rest of Africa. Djem el Fnaa square at night - the Souks through the day - chic places to stay - it's got them all. In this guide -…

Marrakech has more character and buzz and style than half the rest of Africa. Djem el Fnaa square at night - the Souks through the day - chic places to stay.. it's got them all. In this guide - and…

Ephesus (Efes) where St Paul preached in the Theatre against the Goddess Diana in Acts Chapter 19. Amazing library of Celsius and the communal activity of the lavatories ! Hire car to Pamukkale. Mineral water from hot springs into swimming…

Holy city of Kairouan. Seven pilgrimages here equals one to Mecca. The souks sell the world’s best nutty, Turkish Delight. Tunisia has remarkable Arab interior but Europeanised coastline. Visit to handmade Carpet workshop – hear the girls at it. Hubble…

This is one of the more spiritual experiences in Turkey's biggest city. The Dervishes come from a small Islamic sect who try to submerge the "self" in love through a pirouetting dance in heavy flowing costumes. It's currently being held…


ISTANBUL … travel guide from Tim Richards on Vimeo.

This is one of a series of thirteen pieces I filmed, fronted and edited for UK television use in 2000. It was for BBC Choice as the BBC moved towards digital transmission across the country. Other programmes were in Borneo, two in the USA, a couple in the UK and in Europe.