“Türkiye Merhaba”: Travel Stories from Turkey

Travel stories from Turkey

↑ I spent about six weeks in Turkey spread over two trips

Part 1: General

Travelling in Turkey is very easy; the tourism industry is well established, and the country caters to a wide range of travellers offering a variety of experiences. I visited Turkey twice, the first time was centered around outdoors and natural wonders, the second time was more relaxed and around the Mediterranean coast of the country.

Türkiye Merhaba: Too much research spoils the fun?
5 reasons why Turkey is for everyone
A simple guide to getting a travel visa for Turkey
How I became famous in a tea-house by playing Tavla
Turkish airlines
The day I almost died – How oxygen masks popping out of a spiraling airplane was the scariest moment in my life
Food post
How to eat a baklava the proper way
When your travel plans get hitched by overprotective locals

Part 2: Istanbul

How to see Istanbul’s top tourist sights in a day
A tale of two mosques
Taksim: The hub of Istanbul’s nightlife
Morning prayers at the Blue Mosque

Part 3: Cappadocia

Questionable sustainability of Goreme’s tourism
Escaping wolves while hiking in Cappadocia
Open air cave museum and anime superpower

Part 4: Konya

Day tripping in Konya
How to see Mevlana Rumi’s tomb in Konya
Experiencing Sema and commentary on Rumi’s influence on Indian Sufism
Why Konya was the most memorable part of my travel

Part 5: Aegean Turkey: Ephesus, Pamukkale, Izmir

A whitewashed mountain of Calcium
A spa-resort from the Roman era
Exploring the ruins of Ephesus
Mobilizing the Turkish army (jandarma) to find my stolen bicycle
Investigating Selchuk’s storks and aqueducts on a bicycle
Shirinje’s cobblestone streets and tourist traps
Walking tour of Izmir

Part 6: Antalya, Fethiye and spots in between

Author: Priyank

Traveller, musician, blogger, bureaucrat. In that order. I'm very interested in trying new things and my interests are diverse. Food, people, places, technologies - I like them all. Whatever I do, I approach life with optimism and strive to make each day happy and fruitful.

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