Travel Blogs from Turkey

Sort by Newest Best first

Shenshashional Sanliurfa, Sanliurfa, Turkey travel blog

Shenshashional Sanliurfa

A travel blog entry by jambo

This is a top pick!
1
3

... off the bus down at the station.  We get talking to Aziz after dinner and the subject quickly turns to Iraq, Turkey's eastern neighbour.   "Bush makes war there only for religion!" Aziz shouts as a little vein appears on his forehead.  ...

Which Way to Turn?, Okan's Place, Turkey travel blog

Which Way to Turn?

A travel blog entry by 2totango

This is a top pick!
3

Getting to be an expert at getting lost in different countries.  Takes some practice, but I’m getting better and better as this trip continues.  It wasn’t for want of trying though.  I must have asked in almost every store in ...

Club 'Med', Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Club 'Med'

A travel blog entry by edamame

This is a top pick!
17

... of Chimaera. Cool! It's goodbye to the beach and hello to the mountains as we make the long trip to central and eastern Turkey. We're a little sad because we know we won't see the ocean again until we reach Egypt...one of the many things to look ...

Sumela Monastery.., Sumela, Turkey travel blog

Sumela Monastery..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

This is a top pick!
12

... about the scaffolding aside). It's good to see the Turkish authorities doing their best to ensure one of their main tourist attractions remains intact for generations to come. And that's that. Next pod, Erzurum - Turkey. Love, Nath and ...

Nemrut Dagi In 24 Hours.., Nemrut Dagi, Turkey travel blog

Nemrut Dagi In 24 Hours..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

This is a top pick!
13

... Syria next and will be coming through Turkey again but only in passing (not sure we could suffer through another frigging kebab). Hoshchakal Turkey, it's been great but it's time for us to get the hell out of here. Next pod, Aleppo - Syria. ...

Hey Aussie, You Want Carpet ?, Selcuk (Ephesus), Turkey travel blog

Hey Aussie, You Want Carpet ?

A travel blog entry by natandkat

This is a top pick!
8

... carpet seller in Turkey. Good for you sunshine, maybe they'll make an Olympic sport out of it and you'll win a gold medal. Turkey 1, Australia 0. God I can whinge, let's get back to Ephesus shall we. In fact, let's not. If you would like any historical ...

Turkey - The land of Bread........, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Turkey - The land of Bread........

A travel blog entry by antandrel

This is a top pick!
2

So We have made it!! Firstly We must say thanks to all the great people on our tour. Everybody was great and even though some nerves were scratched by the end it was all and all a great group - The tour would not have been the same without you all (If ...

Whatever You Want It to Be, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Whatever You Want It to Be

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

This is a top pick!
60

... for the Blue Mosque, with its elegance. All in all, I stayed in Istanbul about ten days before and after traveling around Turkey.  The Euro2008 football matches were in full swing, with Turkey as a contender, so many eyes were glued to the television ...

The Saffron Town, Mardin, Turkey travel blog

The Saffron Town

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

This is a top pick!
18

Overlooking a spring green and brown plain, Mardin encircles a buttress-like fortress with narrow streets and old buildings: mosques, medreses, homes, and a hidden monastery.  The plain descended imperceptively into Syria as the sun set over ...

Still in Ankara Autopark, Ankara, Turkey travel blog

Still in Ankara Autopark

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

This is a top pick!
5
5

19.8.06 Still in the otopark in Ulus, Ankara I had such a disturbed night's sleep, I slept though 2 calls to prayer from the loud speakers near by. There must be 2 mosques close by because the calls to prayer start about 30 seconds apart. This makes ...

'A Real Gem'.., Amasra, Turkey travel blog

'A Real Gem'..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

This is a top pick!
8

... And that's exactly what we did. We packed our bags and got the hell out of dodge. My advice, if you want beaches in Turkey, stick to the Aegean firstly and the Med secondly. Do not on any circumstances head to the Black Sea, just think of the countries ...

Farewell Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Farewell Istanbul

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

This is a top pick!
25

Finally saying goodbye for good to Istanbul..at least for this trip I think.  Off to Cairo tomorrow...Can honestly say that aside from a ferry up the Bosphorous to see the Black Sea...I have seen most all of this city...at least the ...

Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

This is a top pick!
1
20

11.8.06 Istanbul At 6am the Turkish army came to move us on. None of the 7 soldiers spoke English but we got the message loud and clear. 10 kilometers down the road we made our breakfast before braving the peak hour traffic into Istanbul. It was a ...

Gallipoli - Chuchills great plan - Not!, Gallipoli, Turkey travel blog

Gallipoli - Chuchills great plan - Not!

A travel blog entry by antandrel

This is a top pick!
1

From Goreme, still feeling the effects of a hangover, we headed for Olympus - the home of tree houses, ancient ruins and Chimera (eternal flames). We stayed at Kadirs, one of the original places with tree house accommodation - definitely original... ...

Finally... a plan, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Finally... a plan

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

This is a top pick!

· Istanbul, Turkey · GMT +2:00hrs Entry to ...

Merhaba, Would you like to buy a carpet?, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Merhaba, Would you like to buy a carpet?

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

This is a top pick!
49

... become special to you immediately. The men in Develi Spice shop and the ones at Omar's are topping that list here in Turkey. After stuffing ourselves and getting a little tipsy we started to stroll in the direction of the cistern. We were diverted by ...

Compulsive Conversation Re-enforcement Disorder, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Compulsive Conversation Re-enforcement Disorder

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

This is a top pick!
3

... : "So have you been traveling long?" CCRD guy: "Yeah yeah yeah - yeah........ yeah yeah yeah" Turkish guy: "Do you like Turkey?" CCRD guy: "Yeah yeah yeah - yeah........ yeah yeah yeah" Turkish guy: Can you say anything other than yeah? CCRD guy: ...

Pamukale, Capadoccia, and Ramadan, Instanbul, Turkey travel blog

Pamukale, Capadoccia, and Ramadan

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

This is a top pick!
2

... , including a strange apple yogurt drink and a sweet cheese pastry. It was pretty interesting to witness Ramadan in a country like Turkey. Before leaving the country, we made sure to purchase some real Turkish Delight (lokum in Turkish) to bring to ...

My little Turkish delight., Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

My little Turkish delight.

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

This is a top pick!
32

... ; this is probably not the reason for this united act of respect here and now, but we chose for it to be. We were in Turkey, in a city full of life, where the most Australian men died in War efforts. I felt more energy in this stationary moment than when ...

A big day of sightseeing, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

A big day of sightseeing

A travel blog entry by guykb

This is a top pick!
1
5

Well, today we set off to Sultanahmet, the ancient part of Istanbul for a spot of sightseeing. It's always possible to overdo these things, especially for Maggie and Georgie who are not wild about monuments etc in the first place. We found the spice ...

The Underground City and the Flinstones....., Goreme, Turkey travel blog

The Underground City and the Flinstones.....

A travel blog entry by antandrel

This is a top pick!
11

Here we are ın the crazy land of Turkey. Agaın ıts the land of sales and we have been to see carpets and pottery. They gıve you free beer whılst the ıs the demonstratıon. Thıs seems like a free deal until you feel a little tidly and suddenly ...

Our day in Kas, Kas, Turkey travel blog

Our day in Kas

A travel blog entry by guykb

This is a top pick!
12

Today was a rest and recuperate day. It's best described in ...

Arrival in Istanbul; the fulfilment of a dream..., Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Arrival in Istanbul; the fulfilment of a dream...

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

This is a top pick!
29

... . It also gave a lot of information about and had artifacts from the Ottomans, Seljuks, Timiruds and other ruling dynasties of Turkey and Asia Minor. I remembered studying some of these in one of my first year History modules at Swansea. We stopped at ...

Turkish Delight, Bodrum, Turkey travel blog

Turkish Delight

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

This is a top pick!
24

... in orange and pink. We then splurged on a fancy anniversary dinner at a celebrated Spanish tapas restaurant. (Though expensive for Turkey, it was far cheaper than a similar meal would cost back home.) The restaurant was in the flowering courtyard of an ...

Slight Misunderstanding, Marmaris, Turkey travel blog

Slight Misunderstanding

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

This is a top pick!
1
2

... surged to the front. Eventually we made it through onto the boat and thankfully had a very quick and smooth journey to Mamaris, Turkey. On arrival we were ushered to a shorter queue for people staying in Turkey, not just day tripping, and made our ...

Back in Istanbul., Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Back in Istanbul.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

This is a top pick!

Back in Istanbul for a ...

Ephesus and the Mystery woman, Selçuk, Turkey travel blog

Ephesus and the Mystery woman

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

This is a top pick!
2
25

... woman again, who some of you will remember from travels in Egypt, which promises to make the trail through southern Turkey to Cappadocia a pleasant and pleasurable experience indeed. It should also entail some very interesting sights so I hope you stick ...

The Fairy Chimneys, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

The Fairy Chimneys

A travel blog entry by jambo

This is a top pick!
9

Eastern Turkey is nice enough and long-term travellers say it can be the most interesting part of the country. We are down to the last three months of our trip though and we still have a lot of countries to see, so we start to head back west. One place ...

Gallipoli: a bastard of a place, Gallipoli, Turkey travel blog

Gallipoli: a bastard of a place

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

This is a top pick!
41

... with the incompetence senior commanding officers did result in the spiritual birth of three great nations - Australia, New Zealand and Turkey - so it was not a completely pointless exercise. (The rest of this entry will be a composite of my lone ...

Getting Stiffed in Selcuk, Selcuk, Turkey travel blog

Getting Stiffed in Selcuk

A travel blog entry by 2totango

This is a top pick!
3
9

... there were calls from the shops and pushy sales tactics.  Here's looking forward to moving away and seeing some 'real' Turkey again.  We had a great time going through the museum and seeing some interesting sites.  As well, the food's ...

Sort by Newest Best first