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Turkey Travel Guide

5 reasons to travel to Turkey

Trips to Turkey are heavily promoted by tour operators. The country has a lot of pluses and there's pretty much something for everyone.

  1. Come and discover a destination that has it all.
  2. For starters, you can stroll though markets and bargain away with Turkish sellers.
  3. Jump from one continent to the other
  4. Eat delicious food
  5. Discover a unique culture

Culture and Discovery

A trip on the planet of Cappadocia

A trip on the planet of Cappadocia

In the morning, when the cold still dominates, the light turns a pale blue colour, the mist rolls over the valley and there is only silence on the planet of Cappadocia. Suddenly, the first rays of sunlight inundate the landscape and dozens of hot air balloons paint a coloured spectrum in the sky, floating in space above this magical planet.
Silvia Garcia & François Vioud23 November 2015
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The ancient site of Ephesus, from one temple to another

The ancient site of Ephesus, from one temple to another

On the Aegean coast in Turkey, between Selçuk and Kusadasi, is found one of the principal ancient sites of Asia Minor: that of Ephesus, which still has many ancient Greek and Roman remains today. Unfortunately, of the previously grand wonder of the world, you will only be able to admire a few fragments of columns...
Marie TSOUNGUI5 January 2016
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Is this the destination for you?

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.

You should go if

  • You're looking to enjoy a vacation not too far from home.
  • You've always dreamed of traveling down the legendary Bosphorus River.
  • You can't wait to immerse yourself in a different culture.
  • You want to, in few steps, leave one continent and join another.
  • You want to stroll through bazaars
  • You love squidgy, oriental pastries
  • You appreciate the beauty of religious monuments
  • You've always wanted to get lost in honeycombed Cappadocia

You shouldn't go if

  • Historic monuments bore you to tears
  • Sugar makes you want to throw up
  • You love shopping, but only in contemporary malls in big, modern cities
  • You hate bargaining and doing it with a cup of mint tea in your hand is unthinkable
  • You have negative media images of Istanbul flashing before your eyes.
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