Places not on Google Maps – Turkey 3

Extracts from the following book – Places not on Google Maps

The Turkey Shop

This shop in Sultanahmet sells only Mexican foods made with turkey e.g turkey burritos and turkey fajitas. This is all in honour of the fact turkeys are from Mexico.

Gullane Park

This is a huge park with a golf course, based on the championship course at Gullane on the east coast of Scotland. Entry to this park is free, if the visitor is wearing at least one tartan item. Donning a kilt is encouraged as is drinking Irn Bru from cans. This is a little bit of Scotland by the Bosphorus. Statues in the park include Bonnie Prince Charlie, Sir Alex Ferguson, and Sean Connery.


This park is where the overweight people go in Istanbul. The shops, restaurants, and cafes here all have entrances that are twice the normal size, chairs that are double the size of normal seats, and portions that only come in one size, maxi-Grand. Prices are also enormous; each item costs four times the amount in the rest of the city. The extra money goes straight to the local hospitals, which will be treating most of the clients at Maxiaturk at some point in their lives.

Published by Julian Worker

Julian was born in Leicester, attended school in Yorkshire, and university in Liverpool. He has been to 94 countries and territories and intends to make the 100 when travel is easier. He writes travel books, murder / mysteries and absurd fiction. His sense of humour is distilled from The Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. His latest book is about a Buddhist cat who tries to help his squirrel friend fly further from a children's slide.

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