Turkey Travel Stories

Turkey Travel Stories is a collection of travel stories from all over Turkey contributed by travelers, sharing the experience of Turkish culture, special places, nature, Turkish hospitality and also some other travel experiences you should read before you travel.

On December 17th, the other girls and I took a trip to Konya, the most religious city in Turkey. AFS managed to snag is seats at Sema: the prayer and ceremony of The Whirling Dervishes of Mevlana. Rebecca, Fatihah and I, our day started at 4:00am. We had to take...

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Usually, travelers, coming back from Istanbul, are so much impressed, that their stories concerning the trip, are like a mess. It is normal, my first story about Istanbul, when I visited it for the first time, was a mess as well . But now I am an experienced traveler, and...

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I remember every place I set up camp 16 years ago when I cycled from Ankara to Antalya via Kayseri and Cappadocia on my New Zealand to Cairo trip. Most camps where pitched on the backside of a restaurant since Turkish food easily belong to the best and tastiest on...

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Last September we went on a beach holiday to the Turkish village of Çirali. Before going I’d had a quick Google to see if I could get into the nearby mountains easily and Mt Tahtali (Tahtal? Dag or Mt Olympos) seemed the best option. Found in the Bey Mountains in...

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Dear Friends and Family, Istanbul: We arrived in Istanbul and were greeted with a bounty of snow. Our hopes and plans of escaping winter were quickly thwarted by this Eurasian land. Which leads me to a quick trivia point. Half of Istanbul is in Europe, while the other half sits...

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We arrive into Antalya and find the bus to take us into town. A guy hops on the bus and I overhear him ask in English if the bus heads to Kaleici (the old town). Great, another tourist to head to the old town with, I invite him to join...

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Fethiye is another coastal town that’s popular with tourists for its temperate climate and for the remains of the Lycian city of Telmessos. Telmessos was the most important Lycian city and an old legend explains the naming of the city as follows: The god Apollo falls in love with the...

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Our last week in Turkey has been spent in the land of fairy chimneys…Cappadocia. Cappadocia:Day 1: This region is made up of a few small towns that are fairly easy to get to by say…scooter. So, even though it was FREEZING cold outside, Jonny and I decided on our first...

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“It’s like being on the moon.” “It’s out of this world.” Cappadocia is one of Turkey’s most beautiful places, dotted with fairy chimneys, cave churches and underground cave cities. There are myriads of accommodation and tour options in Goreme, including the highly rated sunrise hot air balloon tour over the...

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After Bursa, we get to Ankara. Although the intention was to pass through, my sister has a close friend currently there, so instead, we visit and spend the night. The main attraction of Ankara, the tomb of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, commander during WWI, the founder of the Republic of Turkey...

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