The advantage of visiting Turkey is that it has something for all tastes and budgets. Whether you're backpacking or on a guided tour, a party animal or retiree, single or on honeymoon, Turkey is a good choice.
In Istanbul, you can literally step from one continent to the other. But take care...the border is in the middle of the Bosphorus River, so perhaps best to do it on a ferry.
Turkish cuisine is fusion food. Over time, recipes from the Maghreb have been blended with those from Cyprus, Syria, Egypt amongst others. As a result the food is divine, Turkish Delight being a national treasure.
It's hard to define what awaits during a trip to Turkey. Part European, part Asian, it's culturally neither one nor the other. Turkey stands alone - it has its own, special flavor.
Do you dream of visiting a country that's not overly far from the UK? If so, a trip to Turkey is the one for you. Do you want to explore distant, faraway lands? Then you'll need to go further afield.
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With half the country in Europe and half in Asia, Turkey is an 11 hour flight from Washington DC and a 5 hour flight from London. Here's a summary of all you need to know before leaving on vacation.