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.
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!
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:
Guess what? The weather is warming up in Europe. Winning! Summer officially starts on the 21st of June which is just around the corner. Europe offers everything, it’s a playground that suits everyone. From beaches, to culture, to history, to natural marvels, it has something for everyone. Scratching your head with what things to do in Europe this summer? We’ve compiled a little list for you to get your A into G and to help you get a move on with sussing your travel plans.
So, you want to travel but you have no money saved to go? You see your friends’ photos of them travelling the world, you see various Instagramand Facebook travel photos and then you dream of where you want to go. Well … make it happen. The most difficult thing about going travelling is finding the money to do it. It’s a gigantic mountain to hike for sure, but it doesn’t have to be tough. With a few life-style changes and choices, you’ll be able to make your travel dreams become a reality in no time.
The following are some fab tips on ways to cut your costs to save money to travel.
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.
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