Explore Turkey: Beyond Istanbul Turkey is an interesting blend of Eastern European, Middle Eastern, and Central Asian culture and the diverse architectural styles, historical sights and delicious food reflect some of the best features of this mix. With three coastlines bordering the Black Sea, Aegean Sea and Mediterranean Sea, Turkey boasts stunning beaches enclosed by lush green valleys and sheer cliffs. Meanwhile the county’s mountainous interior is home to numerous rock-hewn churches and cave dwellings, historical cities, and a dazzling lake district. Putting together a list of highlights can be a little tricky but here’s a few […]
Exploring Turkey’s tourism capital of Antalya Once known as Pamphylia, modern day Antalya is now dubbed ‘Turkey’s tourism capital’. Its sun drenched turquoise coastline, mountainous backdrops, and ancient history attract visitors in their millions. It offers high contrast and variety; from the sublime, to the hairless. Sun worshippers can cook in 300 days of annual sunshine, with average temperatures reaching 28°C. Whilst their intrepid counterparts can trek through the snowcapped Taurus mountains. Huge theme parks are a short drive from remarkable ancient ruins. Hidden networks of waterfalls lye within a shanked tee off, from Nick Faldo designed golf courses. And […]
With each step I take, I sink further and further into the soft snow. Perhaps there is a cavity due to rocks below me but with each step I felt the snow give way a little. I needed to move a little to the left, or perhaps to the right! Either way, I am not going to get very far if I continue like this. I’m hiking up the snow flanked Bronze mountain also known as Tunç Dağı, near Antalya, Turkey. Standing a little over 2,700 metres, it has amazing views over Antalya, a package holiday destination. But Turkey is […]
From atmospheric streets, to castles in the sea and monasteries on mountain tops, we leave one of Manchester Airport’s big summer destinations behind to discover an incredible landscape. Covering more than 300,000 square miles, spanning two continents, and bordering on eight countries, it doesn’t take long to realise Turkey is rather difficult to define. Although dwarfed by the size of the Ottoman Empire that once used Constantinople- now Istanbul- as its capital, even the modern borders are vast enough to incorporate a multitude of cultures, landscapes, and people. Nevertheless, for the majority of Britons Turkey invokes one of two stereotypes- either the sprawling metropoles […]
I took my family to Migros Shopping centre around Xmas time and then took my wife to a Coffee Shop for a 'wild and crazy' New Year.