Are you always thinking of your next adventure? And with Christmas just around the corner, what’s a better gift idea than a holiday! So to help you with your Christmas travel lists this year, we’ve complied our top 8 experiences to add to your list that will make you drop everything and TRAVEL!
From it’s fascinating history, to its delicious food to incredible landmarks and attractions Turkey has so much to offer. Turkey has so many magical spots yet to discover, as well as iconic must-sees like the hot air ballooning in Cappadocia or grabbing a bargain at the Grand Bazaar as well as the cotton-like pools in Pamukkale. It’s difficult not to fall in love with Turkey.
So grab your camera, and jump on aTurkey tourand see our top pics of Turkey that will give you all the feels!
You haven’t been to Morocco if you haven’t ridden a camel, eaten a tagine or documented the whole trip on Instagram to share with your friends! So when the holiday blues start to set in and you’re back to reality, we rely on our daily Instagram scroll to give us that #wanderlust feeling and remind us of the awesome experiences we had. We may not all be the best photographers but we all want to freeze those awesome memories in time!
So before you head off on your next trip, see our top 5 tips to capture the best insta travel pics so you can capture your epic experiences forever.
One word for Iceland: Epic! This country takes the cake for being unique. Rocking up in winter or in summer? It doesn’t matter, this place looks like another planet, year around. Iceland is a Nordic island country with a population of around 332,529 and an area of 103,000 km2. This makes Iceland the most sparsely inhabited nation in Europe. It’s both volcanically and geologically active consisting of lava fields, mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes and what’s more? You can even dive between two tectonic plates. Now that’s class!
Tempted? Well you should be! Here are some reasons as to why Iceland should be on your travel bucket-list. Read more…
This year marks the 102nd anniversary of the Anzac’s landing on Gallipoli shores to fight the Turkish in the First World War. Every year on the 25th of April, Australians and New Zealanders celebrate Anzac Day and gather to remember and honour the fallen and pay their respects. Visiting Gallipoli on Anzac Day is very much a one of kind experience as you get to attend the dawn service, memorial sites and experience the stunning atmosphere that takes you back in time to an era that has shaped Australia’s and New Zealand’s history.
Marrakech is the very definition of exotic. The ‘red city’ is an evocative blend of narrow alleyways, brightly tiled hammans (bath-houses), and bustling bazaars, with a pleasant climate all year round and a rich, fascinating historical background.
How To Get The Best From Your Trip To Marrakech
There are so many different parts of the city to explore, that knowing where to head first in Marrakech can be something of a challenge. Here are just a few of Travel Talk Tours’ favourite sights in the city, which can be visited on our Marrakech tours:
The Balearics are situated in the Mediterranean and are made up of four islands: Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera. Each of these islands have their own appeal and charm and, Ibiza and Majorca predominantly, are among the most visited destinations in Europe. However, the apparent amazing weather, beaches, clear waters, party scene, old towns, mountains and cuisine doesn’t really phase us. In fact, why would you even want to visit such a place!?
When British officer T.E. Lawrence used Wadi Rum as a base for his operation against the Ottoman Empire during World War I, he had no idea that half a century later this vast, silent desertscape will serve as a setting for the movie ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ – based on his life.
His romance with the desert can be best summoned in the quote:
“No man can live this life and emerge unchanged. He will carry, however faint, the imprint of the desert, the brand which marks the nomad; and he will have within him the yearning to return, weak or insistent according to his nature. For this cruel land can cast a spell which no temperate clime can match.’
Russia is best known for being the world’s largest country. Making up over a seventh of the earth’s entire land mass, it’s hardly surprising that the country should be so culturally, historically and visually diverse.
It’s precisely this diversity and element of the unexpected that appeals to intrepid travellers, eager to identify the true personality of this fascinating land. Spanning eight time zones and boasting a hugely variable climate (subtropical heat of Sochi in the south to the freezing Arctic terrain of Siberia), Russia is a country that is guaranteed to intrigue and amaze, for all the right reasons.
If you’re looking to visit, there are some excellent tours to Russia that take in some of the strangest locations and captivating sights.
Russia is undeniably one of the most fascinating countries to explore on a tour. If you’re tempted by one of the many excellent tours to Russia on offer, then allow us to inspire you further with these quirky facts about the country! Here are 5 reasons why you should visit Russia.