Travel Tales

09 Feb

20 Activities To Keep The Winter Months Exciting

Winter in Europe can be long and at times, depressing. The lack of warmth, the lack of tan, the lack of vitamin d and the lack of long sunny days can make you feel like you’re on struggle street. What makes it even more difficult is the pictures you see on social media from warm and sunny places, and your friends making the most of summer. But, there are plenty of activities to in the winter months to make the season all the worthwhile to be in. Especially if you’re living in Europe! There’s plenty of places to see and happenings to explore and experience, and then you realise, winter isn’t so bad after all!

Here are 20 activities to keep the winter months exciting.

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27 Oct

Top 11 Foods To Eat In Turkey

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!

Here are the top 11 foods to eat in Turkey:

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24 May

15 Facts About Anzac Day

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.

Here are 15 facts about Anzac Day, some that are unknown facts about the Anzac’s and Anzac Day.

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24 May

5 Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Christmas In Turkey

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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.

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10 Mar

8 Interesting Facts About Pamukkale

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.

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10 Feb

9 Epic Truths About Cappadocia

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.

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03 Feb

Travel Talk Destinations Show

So, you may have heard about this Destinations Show? What is it, you ask? It is the only FREE travel, culture and entertainment show in London and is the first of its kind. It will be held on Saturday 18th February from 10am – 6pm at the Ibis Hotel Earls Court and will comprise of a jam-packed schedule. For more information on this event and to RSVP go here.

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01 Feb

Beauties of the Turkish Coast

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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25 Jan

Why every Antipodean should visit Gallipoli on ANZAC Day

It’s almost that time of year again for everyone to wear the red poppy. The reason we wear the red poppy? These flowers grew on the battlefields after World War I ended and is now used as a symbol of commemoration.

ANZAC Day, which falls on the 25th April each year, is a day which is very important for a lot of Aussie and Kiwis. It is a day of remembrance for the soldiers who fought and died at Gallipoli, Turkey in 1915.

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29 Apr

12 Interesting Facts About Istanbul

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Istanbul and imageries of an expansive metropolis with an astonishing cultural and architectural heritage comes to mind. Visitors will find a melting pot of Eastern and Western history spanning some 2,000 years in a city that is ancient yet modern. The largest city in Turkey is not only one of the most popular locally but a favourite destination for international tourists. 

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