In a city of 13 million people covering 2000 square miles, how do you know where to begin? Istanbul is one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean and it is easily the largest city in Turkey. It’s been growing since the 1950s when migrants from Anatolia flocked to the city in search of economic […]
Things to do in Turkey
- Hiking the Lycian Way – a 25-day way-marked footpath around the coast of Lycia in southern Turkey, from Fethiye to Antalya – and enjoy the challenge and beauty of this untouched ancient hiking trail.
- Explore the incredible diversity of Istanbul neighborhoods.
- Experience the peaceful quiet of Cappadocia from hot air balloon heights or get a little dirty on a quad bike adventure through the jagged landscape.
- Definitely do a boat charter in Kas to see Turkey’s Mediterranean Coast! I took a gloriously relaxing cruise around the Mediterranean aboard the Selin 3.
- Go underground and explore the otherworldly Basilica Cistern in Istanbul.
- Experience an entirely new level of clean at a Turkish bath hamam.
- Attend a mesmerizing Turkish Whirling Dervish religious ceremony.
Hotels in Turkey :
- The strangest place I have ever stayed on my travels was in Istanbul.
- My Istanbul apartment in Galata had me feeling like a visitor instead of a tourist.
Turkey Food :
- Wander the Turkish markets and get the insight on traditional Turkish Food on a Context market tour in Istanbul.
- I did a little grocery shopping in Istanbul Markets in Tarlabasi on the “wrong side of town.”
- Partake in a delicious exploration of these unique Turkish desserts that push your limits and get you to look at dessert in a new way!
Pictures of Turkey:
If you are mesmerized by images that capture the beauty of culture, history and architecture, you should whisk yourself right over here to my Turkey photo gallery.
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