Turkey A Land Of Wonder
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Turkey A Land Of Wonder

Our world is full of amazing places. As travelers we transition through many roles: Adventurists, History Buffs, Food Critiques, Beach lovers etc. There are few destinations in the world which give us the experience of passing through all these roles at the same time. And one such amazing destination is Turkey. It definitely should be on your travel list. Turkey enthralls you with its beauty and charms you into returning again. Here, I list a few of the many experiences that await you in Turkey.

For the Adventure Lovers.

Have you always had high levels of adrenaline? Have you ever wanted to fly? If yes, then hot air ballooning in Cappadocia is your thing. Enjoy the beautiful landscape, fairy chimneys and minarets from a bird’s eye view. You can also try your hand at Kite boarding in Gokova, scuba diving in Kas, windsurfing in Alacati and sea kayaking over Kekova.

For the Foodie.

Turkish food is influenced by many cuisines and is hands down delicious. Start with the mezze, try the spicy Anatolian kebaps,indulge in some hamsi and don’t miss out on the Lahmacun(a Turkish pizza).If you have a sweet tooth then the Baklava (layers of pastry, melted butter , pistachios ,a little bit of heaven) will come to your aid. And in the end while in turkey, one must try the Turkish coffee. The coffee beans are simmered and served in a cup where the grounds are allowed to settle. The coffee gives a nice punch and can definitely wake you up. So visit turkey and titillate your taste buds.

For the History Buffs.

Turkey is the meeting point of the continents of Europe and Asia. It has been a Christian as well as an Islamic centre. This makes its history very interesting and there is no other better place to start our history lessons than the city of Istanbul. This city has served as the capital of Byzantine, roman and ottoman empires. The city's rich heritage is on display and is very well preserved. The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, the Topkapi and Dolmbahche are a few structures that are a must visit. Another ancient city is that of Ephesus. Dating back to the 7th century, this is known as the location of temple of Artemis (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world). Continue your historical journey by going to Izmir (visit the archeological museum here) and Bodrum(the famed castle of Saint Peter and the Mausoleum await you).

For the Nature Lovers.

Unwind and sunbathe in the Mediterranean waters that the picturesque beaches of turkey offer. Visit the Kabak bay and enjoy beach life the way locals do or head to Iztuzu beach for some turtle spotting. Butterfly valley, Mermerli beach, Patara beach and Kaputas beach are just a few of many other options.

Travel Tips.

Spring is the best time to visit turkey , followed by autumn, summer and lastly winter. Visa formalities in Turkey are hassle free. After filling the mandatory information the applicants can pay for their Turkish visa via credit card online. Turkey visa will be emailed and you have to carry its printout at the time of travel.

So what are you waiting for? A world full of beauty and mysticism is waiting for you!!


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