You’ve had a satisfying day or two’s heavy sightseeing in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet district. You’re culturally replete – but have a nagging feeling that you’ve missed something. The locals. Just what the hell do they do in this metropolis of fifteen million souls? To find out, head across the Golden Horn to Independence Street (İstiklal Caddesi), the nation’s liveliest… Read more »
Thinking of booking a villa in uzumlu turkey in july/aug. Anyone been? What is it like? Thanks
The ruins of Ani are a traveller’s dream – picture-perfect scenery, whacking great dollops of history, and almost nobody around to see it. While Turkey as a whole has been enjoying ever more popularity as a tourist destination, the number heading to its eastern reaches remains thrillingly low, lending an air of mystery to its… Read more »
Stepping off the boat at Dalyan’s mud baths, you’ll be forgiven for wishing you hadn’t. But don’t be put off by the revolting rotten-egg stench of the sulphur pools – after a revitalizing day here, you’ll be gagging for more. The instructions are simple – roll in the mud, bake yourself in the sun till… Read more »
Hello dear travelers – I will have 3 – 4 weeks to spend in Turkey with my family. I am planning on ~ 1 week in Istanbul and then ~2-3 weeks on the coast. **Any advise of a nice region on the coast to rent a villa/house for 2-3 weeks? *Time of travel – late… Read more »
It’s a hot summer’s evening; overhead is a soft, purple-black and star-strewn sky. The incessant chirrup of cicadas mingles with the murmur of thousands of voices – Turkish, German, English, Russian – and the popping of corks, as the 15,000-strong audience settles down, passes round wine and olives and eagerly awaits the entertainment ahead. All… Read more »
A mesmerizing mix of the exotic and the familiar, Turkey is much more than its clichéd image of a “bridge between East and West”. Invaded and settled from every direction since the start of recorded history, it combines influences from the Middle East and the Mediterranean, the Balkans and Central Asia. Mosques coexist with churches,… Read more »
Acceptable behaviour and roles for women vary widely by class and region. In İstanbul and along the heavily touristed coastline, social freedom approximates that in Western Europe; in more traditional areas females act conservatively, with headscarves in abundance. Turkish women have long held jobs in the professions and civil service as well as in the… Read more »
On a journey through Turkey, Georgia and Kurdish Iraq, photographer Jake Threadgould captured some of the unique people and stories through his series of street life photography. Backgammon players, Sinop, Turkey The clacking of plastic tokens and the trickle of dice on polished wooden boards is a ubiquitous soundtrack around many of Turkey’s cafes and… Read more »
Any cliffs to dive off ? Best place to snorkel ?
Hello, I am traveling for 10 days with my daugther to Turkey in the begining of September from Los Angeles. Please advice me where we should stay and where should not miss. We would like to stay couple of days at the beach and we don’t mind to stay in hostel to meet people. One… Read more »
Updating a guidebook is fascinating, exhausting, repetitive and exhilarating work. Nothing spurs you under the skin of a place more than 40 pages of listings that need checking in detail and the thought of thousands of travellers following your footsteps and relying on your diligence. Pounding the streets in search of that new café, lifting… Read more »
@julie_nicholas, on Twitter, wants to know what kind of travel plug is needed for Turkey? Any traveller tips would be welcome! Thanks.
Beach holidays in Turkey are often synonymous with (mostly) British tourists occupying row after row of sun loungers, rowdy club nights and expensive all-inclusive resorts. However, using public transport, or your own car, you can get to some of the best beaches in Turkey in no time. Meet the loggerhead turtles who bury their eggs… Read more »
As westerners around the world can tell you, at the end of a night on the booze the best way to say sorry to your body is by throwing a kebab into it. A handy Turkish (and, of course, Greek) cure to an international malady, but what do Turks themselves do? One answer is işkembe… Read more »
You probably didn’t know Turkey’s real name, you might have been confused about which city is the capital, and you probably thought tulips came from the Netherlands. It turns out, you were probably wrong. There is a lot more to Turkey than meets the eye – between the beaches and bustling markets lies a wealth… Read more »
Tim Chester recounts his experiences travelling through Turkey a month ago – including a brief encounter with tear gas – and explains how the current situation doesn’t reflect the country as a whole. Nothing prepares you for your first faceful of tear gas. It dismantles three of your senses at once, knocking out sight, smell… Read more »
Given this amazing country’s holiday popularity and long standing twin personality in the eyes of the holiday industry what are your opinions or experiences of Turkey? Independent backpacking dream or too full of overpriced resorts?
Hello, I am kavin i am planning to get explore to the Turkey next week.I get this package Midday Travel through search engine.Have you any experience with this tour package.I need your support. Thank you