Where east meets west, Istanbul spans over two continents and blends together a fusion of rich history, traditions and cultures. Famed for its mosques and magnificent architecture, lively bazaars, vibrant nightlife, melting pot of history and culture and breath-taking views, Istanbul is a city you can’t afford to miss!
With so much to do and see in Istanbul, it can difficult to know where to start! To help you out, we’ve put together our top 5 favourite things to do and see when visiting Istanbul.
Just like out of a fairytale, Cappadocia is every bit as magical as you think it would be. From moon-like landscapes to underground cities, it’s definitely a region that should be high up on your travel bucket list.
See our top reasons why you should visit Cappadocia:
Forget the chocolates. Easter is all about the holidays. Even the Easter Bunny gets around, dropping off eggs! If you haven’t booked or even thought about an Easter escape, there’s some top-notch countries waiting to be discovered. And better yet? You still have plenty of time to get on board! Feeling like a bit of heat? Egypt has you covered there. Or what about a country that feels like a winter wonderland? Russia has you sorted. What ever country you’re keen to venture to, Easter is an ideal time to explore all the culture and natural marvels on offer.
Warning: Do not travel to Turkey on a diet! If you’re trying to cut carbs or get a beach bod in Turkey, you might want to forget it. Maybe you have the willpower to say no but for most; mouth-watering Turkish cuisine is hard to pass up on. Turkish cuisine is chiefly the continuance of Ottoman cuisine, which in turn used numerous elements and influences from other parts of the world such as Central Asia, Balkan and Caucasian cuisines. Not only are there mountains of Turkish delight and juicy kebabs but there’s so many other delicacies you must try!
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.
Christmas is always a wonderful time of the year, filled with festive cheer and jollity. However, there’s no denying that the festivities can start to feel somewhat stale; particularly when you’re stuck in the same routine, year in, year out!
A great way to break the sense of monotony is to book a holiday over the Christmas period, especially to a destination quite different. Not only does it provide an excellent way of escaping the chilly weather, but it also gives you the chance to explore a different country and experience Christmas in alternative surroundings.
Turkey is a popular choice in the winter months. Not only are the temperatures far milder that other parts of Europe such as the UK, but visiting out of the summer season gives travellers a chance to experience a different side to the country, without jostling for space with thousands of other tourists.
Here are 5 reasons as to why you should celebrate Christmas in Turkey.
Pamukkale is a traveller’s delight and a geological phenomenon. It is a town in western Turkey best known for its mineral-rich thermal waters that flow down the bright white terraces of a steep valley side. Next to this is Hierapolis, an ancient Roman spa city founded around 190B.C. The ruins there contain a pristine theatre and a necropolis with tombs that expanse for 2km. With such a unique combination of natural and man-made marvels, it’s little wonder that Pamukkale-Hierapolis is such a tourist hotspot.
When visiting Turkey, Pamukkale is must! Intrigued? Here are 8 interesting facts about Pammukale.
Browsing the internet, you see epic images that look like they’re out of the movies, story books or have been photoshopped but wait, these places are actually real! We’re not taking the micky here – these travel destinations truly exist and are not a figment of your mind. Be prepared to have your mind blown, and to be so intrigued by these places that you’ll add them to your travel bucket list. These destinations are proper #travelgoals.
Here are 10 unreal places you thought only existed in your imagination.
Cappadocia offers a unique and out of this world type of landscape. It’s like you’re on another planet and for this, Cappadocia is one of Turkey’s most popular natural marvels. Hundreds of cone-shaped volcanic rock formations, known as “fairy chimneys” rise from the plateau of Central Anatolia and are the perfect backdrop and view, especially when seen from a hot air balloon.
Intrigued? Here are 9 epic truths about Cappadocia.
As the summer heat approaches, hopefully soon enough, summer holiday is the first thing that comes to my mind. I have done several resort, lay on the same hotel beach on week straight-kind of holidays, and also sailing on a boat around, docking at different islands-kind of holidays. My personal choice lies with the traveling, sailing, experiencing new things each day.
I have had the chance to do the 12 day Best of Turkey Tour by Travel Talk, discovering all the amazing sites and natural beauties Turkey has to offer, and was absolutely delighted. The Aegean coast has countless natural wonders, no less than Anatolia, and is a perfect area for travelers looking for relaxation as well as discovery and adventure. Here are a few sites in the South-West Turkey, a highly popular area during summer;
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