Breath-Taking Turkey

The bustling busy metropolis of Istanbul, the endless valleys having beautiful rock carvings of Cappadocia. The mesmerizing beaches of Antalya, the luxury flights of the hot air balloons in Cappadocia, and the magnificent mosques of Istanbul are so all breath-taking. To be honest, we had a stereotype about Turkey (think all-inclusive resorts). But I’ve completely recovered from that notion after booking my holiday package from Mariners Forex, Turkey is so much more than what I have imagined the country to be, and it’s an incredible backpacking destination!

The natural beauty of Turkey is breath-taking, it is so beautiful that it will engulf you and you will have beautiful dreams about this country after visiting it, and for the lovers of tracking and hiking it’s perfect! We come across only few countries where the local people are very friendly and helping, But in Turkey people and not only friendly they are helpful,pleasant, and nice and after visiting Turkey We become a major fan of Turkish food! Mezze, kebab, gözleme (stuffed flatbread), simit (bagels), and, of course, baklava. One can never be bored of the variety of delicious mouth-watering delicacies of Turkey even if you are a vegetarian. We were also surprised with how well Turkey could be done on a tight budget! Also additional thanks to Mariners Forex for such a great holiday package. As a result, our Turkish holiday didn’t left us with a hole in our pocket, but definitely left us with a mark on heart and soul.

As we didn’t know that skiing is possible in Turkey as well? There are some really high mountains in the nation. The guiding team of Mariners Forex helped us to know the best places to go backpacking in Turkey. With their practical advice and information we were able to make a great personal reflection on our time here in Turkey. This page contains a list of all of them. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to Mariners Forex

The low cost of living in Turkey pleasantly surprised us. It is not as cheap as Southeast Asia, but you can eat delicious meals for a few euros and stay in a reasonably priced hotel. Traveling in Turkey on a budget is possible if you use public transportation and eat mostly at local restaurants.

In any case, Turkey is an uncommon location. Apart from the usual beach resorts, the country has a lot to offer, such as beautiful culture, diversified scenery, and wonderful cuisine! Our trip to Turkey will surely not be our last, and we are already looking forward to our next adventure in this lovely country!

We struggle to get out of bed the next morning. We didn’t get much sleep in the starting first day, and that, combined with a long journey day and two glasses of wine the day before, has left us fatigued. We only have a few hours in Istanbul, so we depart immediately after breakfast. As a result, we’ll go four times… We finally found our comfort at the local restaurants offering delicious food and there I personally realized that the way to a woman’s heart is also through her mouth.

We arrive an hour and a half later than intended at the Blue Mosque. The temperature of Turkey is quite on the warm side so packed some airy cotton garments as suggested by Mariners Forex team. We unwind in a park after an hour of strolling and decide that today we should take it easy. We often try to cram as much as possible into our days, but after years of travel, we’ve learned that days like today are unavoidable, and it’s best to rest than to grow grumpy or suffer from a headache.

So finally we took a short stroll that is described in the Lonely Planet and passes past the modest Hagia Sofia around noon, outside on the huge square where the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia are located. I agree, albeit it is hot outside, and I am starting to get hungry… And anyone who knows me even a little recognises the elements for a grumpy Charlotte in the above line.

After a good night’s sleep, we feel considerably more rested! It’s time to make another attempt at seeing the Blue Mosque. We arrive early and take a walk around the beautiful building. Fortunately, almost the entire interior is was newly renovated which added a lot of beautification and enhanced the look of the place to the next level.

One hour later, we arrive to the equally beautiful Hagia Sofia. When Muslims and Christians disputed about its function, Hagia Sofia was built as a Christian church, then converted into a mosque, and eventually turned into a museum in the early twentieth century. The structure is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside, with age-old mosaics, murals, and stained glass. Furthermore, roaming around in an almost 1500-year-old building is fantastic!

My appetite has evolved to hunger, and after an hour of drifting around, I wrench the phone and begin walking in the opposite direction, infuriated. So we stroll for another hour around Istanbul, unable to find a decent restaurant. Those kinds of adventures are also a part of travelling. However, because no one wants to air his soiled garments outside, you rarely hear about it. When I read similar experiences on other blogs, however, I appreciate it. It offers a broader perspective on travel in general. It isn’t always a pleasurable experience. That is why I am posting it as well.

So we found a beautiful local restaurant, and hunger is satisfied with a baguette filled with feta and honey. One advantage of multi-currency card is that it works on all ATM’s of any country so we had enough money to be enticed by the massive bazaar. And believe me when I say that the temptation is strong since there are so many wonderful options. The main market astounds us: it is significantly less packed and frantic than we expected, and the majority of traders smile with their heart and welcomed us. We go for a walk, take in the sights with wide eyes, and then return to our accommodation for a cold shower and afterwards did the unpacking of the articles we purchased.

The beautiful camera that we had allows us to capture some of the best images, especially in the Cappadocian highlands and the Himalayas.

We spend the rest of the day relaxing and shopping on Istanbul’s Kalverstraat: the Istiklal C.D., which has H&M, Zara, and Decathlon. We looked for new sunglasses to slippers and they have it all. After the long shopping spree we pause for a refreshing lemonade on the balcony of our beautiful hotel (it’s 30 degrees outside). It’s good to see people taking advantage of the nice weather. Before leaving this beautiful country we had our evening dinner with a vegetarian twist in the evening which is also suggested by Mariners Forex

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