Tag: Turkey

8 Compelling Reasons Why Turkey Should Be Next On Your Travel Bucket List

Last minute holidays to Turkey have never been more affordable with plenty of low cost flights and cheap accommodation. If you’re not convinced, take a look at these 8 compelling reasons for a Turkish adventure. Friendly locals Renowned for their hospitality, the Turks are likely to be one of the friendliest people you’ve ever come across. Whether there inviting you into their home for traditional Turkish tea or providing guidance on local attractions, you’ll always feel welcome. Outdoor fun The diverse landscape of Turkey provides the perfect setting for some thrilling outdoor pursuits. Hike to the summit of the 5,000m Mount Ararat …

Summer Vacation in Pamukkale

 I left Selcuk the next day after my visit to Pamucak and Sirince for Pamukkale. I first read about Pamukkale on Jessica Stein’s blog(tuulavintage) and i knew right away that i wanted to visit this city, so i added it to my list of places to visit in Turkey and researched every thing i could about it and how to get there.  Pamukkale which means cotton castle in Turkish has been in use since the 2nd century and not just because of it’s extraordinary landscape but because of it’s natural phenomena – warm, heavily mineralized water flowing from springs creating pools and …

Summer Vacation in Selcuk Part 2 – Sirince and Pamucak Beach

 The next day after my visit to the ancient city of Ephesus, my summer vacation in Selcuk part 2 continued with a visit to Pamucak beach, a sandy beach approximately 5km(3miles) long and open to the public. It’s the closest beach to both selcuk town and Ephesus. I took a minibus from the bus station which cost 3tl. I was surprised at how cool the beach was and it wasn’t crowded at all, maybe because i went in the afternoon, i’m not sure but i liked it that way.  I just walked around for a while to take a good …

Summer vacation in Selcuk Part 1 – Ephesus

  So the next morning after the blue mosque and grand bazaar visit, i left for Izmir. This was my first time of visiting another city other than Istanbul in Turkey, i wanted to see what other parts of Turkey looked like, not just in photos so i bought a bus ticket instead of a flight ticket.  I used the Pamukkale bus company and the bus was very comfortable. It had enough leg space, individual screens on the back of every seat to watch movies or listen to songs plus a usb port if you prefer to watch from your …

Summer Vacation in Istanbul Part 2 – Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar

 So in continuation of my previous post, summer vacation in Istanbul part 2 – blue mosque and grand bazaar is about my 3rd day in Istanbul. I decided to visit that area as i didn’t visit anywhere in the Asian side during my last visit. As usual i asked how i could get to blue mosque a.k.a Hagia sophia or Aya sofya by public transport. The easiest way from Taksim is to use the F1 Taksim-kabataş füniküler (Taksim-Kabatas funicular) and then use the T1 Bağcılar- Kabataş tram to the blue mosque’s stop (Sultanahmet).  Before i left Taksim, i wasted a lot of time …

Summer Vacation in Istanbul Part 1- Princes Islands

  As some of you already know from my Instagram, i spent the last part of my summer holiday in Turkey. If you remember, last year i spent the beginning part of my holiday in Istanbul, Turkey as well but this year i didn’t spend it only in Istanbul, I spent it in 2 other cities after Istanbul and this was also my first time of traveling solo for holidays in a different country.  For this summer vacation in Istanbul part 1, i will be sharing some details of my time there. I spent only 3 days in Istanbul and …

How To Save Money On Your Trip To Istanbul

 As a student on a budget, i don’t have the luxury of planning luxurious summer vacations like salary earners would, so i always look out for the best available travel deals and still make the most of it.  I promised to create a post on how to save money on your trip to Istanbul and spend less cash when traveling in one of my travel posts.   So, you’ve decided to visit Istanbul, If you need a visa to Turkey and you don’t have a valid OECD member countries or Schengen visa, apply to the Turkish embassy with all required documents stated …

Travel And Lifestyle: Bosphorus Istanbul Cruise

 I want to live here forever! We finally went for a bosphorus cruise (the short tour) and we totally enjoyed it. Lovely historic sites and the fresh air was very refreshing and relaxing. We took so many photos, below are some of them, enjoy!                           Wearing: Chiarafashion dress || Zara flats || H&M bag                                              Get the look !function(d,s,id){var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? ‘http’ : ‘https’;if(!d.getElementById(id)) …

Travel And Lifestyle: A Walk Around Taksim Square And Istiklal Cadessi

 Yesterday we practically spent the greater part of the day on food and fruits, lol it made us lazy to go out because we were still resting from our day out at 212AVM. When we finally dragged ourselves out of bed, we decided to explore Taksim square and Istiklal cadessi around 8pm, instead of going far. I wanted the easiest and most comfortable outfit, so i settled for a tee, jeans and my claire’s heart shaped geek glasses.   The square was filled with a lot of tourists and locals just relaxing, taking photos and some others hawking their goods. …

Travel And Lifestyle: 212 Power Outlet Istanbul Shopping Festival 2014

 Merhaba lovelies! that means hello in Turkish 🙂 This is my first time visiting Istanbul, i usually spend some hours during transit but never visited the city. I’ve always wanted to visit Turkey and when i learnt about the 2014 Istanbul shopping festival via a travel and lifestyle blog, i immediately opened the Turkish airlines website, fortunately for me they had special promo fares for people traveling to Turkey during the Istanbul shopping festival from June 7 to 29 including 50kg free baggage(with some terms and conditions). This offer motivated me to get serious about visiting Turkey, experiencing the shopping festival …