Category: Turkey

Is Turkey Safe?

I get strange stares from people when I tell them that I traveled to Turkey. This stare is usually followed by questions like, “Is Turkey safe?” “How did you manage to travel in the current situation?” and something of that sort. Well, I guess you got a basic idea of what sort of questions I am bombarded with. Yeah! questions about safety. Also, no matter how many times I answer, the stares keep coming. Hence, I have decided to write a post & answer this question once & for all. Now, the next time someone asks me, I’ll only be sharing this link. Obviously, oneRead More →

Izmir

Izmir is the second largest city in Turkey after Istanbul. During my time in Turkey, I got an opportunity to talk with the locals and 90% of them responded with Izmir as their favorite city in the entire country. This city is considered as one of the best cities to live in Turkey by expats and locals alike. If you are one of those who love to experience life in the city then you will probably love Izmir. THINGS TO DO:   CLOCK TOWER: The clock tower the most photographed site in Izmir. The best part is that it is located right outside the Konak Metro station. Although, you cannotRead More →

Ephesus library

Let us rewind our time & go back in the history in this post, precisely 10th Century BC when Ephesus was built. Yeah it’s that old! Located in Selçuk in İzmir province of Turkey, it’s one of the most visited archaeological site and is also added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites! Every year lot’s of people from different parts of the world visit these ruins and are awed by the stories behind this astounding architecture. I know you must be thinking about why any city which is apparently in ruins would be termed as a UNESCO World Heritage site? There has toRead More →

Olympos Antalya Turkey

Olympos is located in the Antalya region of Turkey. It is a pretty small yet beautiful town, where one can walk down to almost all the places.There are mountains on the 3 sides and a beach on the 4th side. So people can hike on the mountain as well as chill by the beach. And if you think it’s over then you probably don’t know that this place has a history which dates back to the 4th century BC. And yet, the exact date is still unknown. From the village, the beach is just 500 meters. And on the way there is an ancient Lycian city, completelyRead More →

As Aristotle has rightly said “What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies”. One of the best part of traveling is making friends from all over the world. The other best part is being able to meet the same friends once again in their country. That’s what exactly happened with me. I was not only traveling around in Turkey, but also was meeting old friends who lived in the different parts of this country. All of this friendship started back when we met in Cairo, Egypt in July 2015. Those were the days when we had lots of fun & also promised each other thatRead More →

Bursa

If you have an extra day in Turkey and you wish to explore an offbeat place then look no further than Bursa. This city is located near to Eskisehir in the north-west region of Turkey, away from the eyes of the outsiders. It is rich in history and is also one of the largest cities in Turkey. HOW TO REACH BURSA: Bursa is easily accessible by road, ferries and airways. Hence, it becomes all the more convenient to reach this city. However, there are no trains to Bursa from any of the major cities. The best way would be to travel by Bus, as I hadRead More →

Cappadocia, perhaps the most photographed region of Turkey, is also inscribed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990’s. Some consider Cappadocia to be a desert due to it’s unique rock formations, making it semi-arid in nature. Once you arrive in this part of Turkey you’ll realize how different it is from other cities in the same country. It houses rock-formations of different shapes & sizes. Some of them are in the form of a hill, while some are as straight as a stick. What sets it apart is that there is hardly any cement or concrete used in construction of this entire region. OneRead More →