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Best of Turkey Itinerary 10 Days: Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, and Cappadocia

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Turkey has so much to offer, and you will find something that interests you. History? Aplenty! Landscape? One-of-a-kind. Food? Finger licking. Beaches? Inviting. So the hard questions are how long you have and what do you want to see first?… Continue Reading →

18 Top Thing to Do in Istanbul Itinerary 3 days

Seating in both Europe and Asia, Istanbul offers a glance of past Roman and Ottoman Empires in the Old Sultanahmet, stepping into religious changes at the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque, and the vibrant site of the Istanbulite life of… Continue Reading →

Hiking the Eerie Landscape and Cave Churches of the Rose Valley

One cannot be in Cappadocia and not go for a hike. Well, not in our case away. As avid hikers, we are always on the lookout for cool and interesting trails and the perspective of hiking the Rose Valley was… Continue Reading →

Melvana Semâ Ceremony by the Whirling Dervishes

Beyond a beautifully and carefully choreographed demonstration, with unusual dancers and hypnotizing music, the Semâ ceremony by the Whirling Dervishes is front and foremost a religious performance with highly spiritual meaning. Who hasn’t seen a picture of flying white robs and… Continue Reading →

Cappadocia – Göreme Ancient Churches

Finally, we made our way to Cappadoccia, known for its eerie landscape and the fairy chimneys (hoodoos). But as we soon discovered, the region has much more to offer. Finding out how rich in history the area was, back from… Continue Reading →

Ephesus – A Walk Through Roman & Greek History

Ephesus was our first introduction to Greek presence in Turkey, and it was mind blowing to imagine the whole city entirely covered and built out of marble, buzzing with shops and people! Already inhabited around 6,000 BC and the Neolithic… Continue Reading →

Turkish Food – Beyond Turkish Delights

Doner Kebab anyone? Well, if you are like me, my knowledge of Turkish food was quite badly limited. Arriving in Istanbul, and across our 10 days in Turkey, I discovered so many different flavors I wish I could find a… Continue Reading →

City Facts – Istanbul

When to go September to November is the best time to go to Istanbul, with fewer crowd, better prices and still amazing weather. Another time is spring, when the temperatures start to warm up. The peak season is during summer,… Continue Reading →

Beyoglu – The Western Side of Istanbul

Stepping away from the Sultanahmet and all the amazing sites of old Istanbul, cross the Golden Horn and explore other areas like Beyoglu. Stroll busy Istiklal Caddesi filled with restaurants and shops. Relax or drink coffee outside the Galata Tower…. Continue Reading →

Old Istanbul – Stepping Back in Time

Istanbul, Constantinople, Byzantium…Different names for the same mythic city, taking on new faces across the centuries, but always keeping beauty and mysteries, calling the visitors to discover its charms. Old Istanbul: A Walk Through Ancient Time We spent a couple… Continue Reading →

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