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Seven interesting facts about Turkish coffee

Seven interesting facts about Turkish coffee

Having a cup of coffee is a daily ritual for most of us. Coffee lovers cannot start the day without this “magic” potion. Turkish coffee is considered part of our culture rather than just a... A treat: Coffee and Turkish delight
The Gates of Naxos

The Gates of Naxos

A curious variety of gates and doorways in the main town of Naxos island (Cyclades). From the medieval Venetian castle district to the most renowned landmark of the island, the Apollo’s Temple “Great Door” (6th...
GULLAC – Milky dessert with pomegranate, walnuts or pistachio

GULLAC – Milky dessert with pomegranate, walnuts or pistachio

Balkon3 is preparing Gulac (Güllaç) – a traditional Turkish dessert particularly popular during Ramadan fasting. Turkish cuisine is well-known for a number of nutritious and delicious desserts with milk. Gullac, a milky dessert (pronounced gioul-lahCH)... It is a white, soft and simple
COFFEE ON THE ROCKS – THE GREEK WAY TO SURVIVE THE DAY

COFFEE ON THE ROCKS – THE GREEK WAY TO SURVIVE THE DAY

What is frappe? It is a cold coffee drink, shaken in order to create a frothy topping. It is served in a tall glass, filled with ice cubes, and drank from a bendy straw. What... How to make your own frappe

Tourists Attractions in the City Izmir, Turkey

Turkey’s number three city after both Ankara and Istanbul, Izmir is home to one of the nation’s leading ports and is spotted within the Mediterranean basin. Izmir brags an extraordinary history, spanning in the ballpark... cosmopolitan, urban, marvelous archeology
The Ruby of Macedonia

The Ruby of Macedonia

Not all countries have their own national gemstone. China is known for its Chinese jade, Australia has its own Australia opal, the Czech Republic has the Czech garnets, Columbia – the Columbian emerald, the Baltic...
Try it and regret it once; Don’t try it and regret it a thousand times

Try it and regret it once; Don’t try it and regret it a thousand times

Try the magical Turkish cuisine that always has a little, fascinating surprise in store. This time it is a strange little pleasure with an even stranger name: pismaniye(regret). These lovely snow white, delicious cotton candywill... Recipe - Try it and you won’t regret it

A Blasé World Cup 2014 – Watching the games in Greece

These days, crowds around the globe are talking a lot about the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. So, I was asked what it is that Greeks feel about it. Just observing it all, and being... Watching the World Cup 2014 in Athens
Balkon 3 suggestion for a football snack: peppers and whey cheese salad

Balkon 3 suggestion for a football snack: peppers and whey cheese salad

Football and beer. Why beer? There aren’t many explanations to that. It’s generally accepted that football has first become a traditional sport in the countries where beer had already been a traditional beverage, like the... Do you have the rare ingredient?
You need to stir public interest in your books

You need to stir public interest in your books

Balkon 3 interview with Nermin Mollaoglu, a literary agent from Turkey Nermin Mollaoglu is one of the best literary agents in Europe. She is an avid lover of literature, connecting Balkan countries by organizing meetings,... It is not very profitable, but the mission is more important