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Why Turkey needs to be at the top of your bucket-list

Why Turkey needs to be at the top of your bucket-list

Indulge in food and spices in Istanbul

Istanbul is world-renowned for its array of spices and people come from far to roam the markets. The Spice Bazaar in Istanbul is probably the most popular. It’s an indoor market consisting of 88 shops where mounds of colourful spices share a space with dried fruits and teas for sale.

Apart from the spices, Istanbul is also a food-lover’s dream. Imagine cheese, olives, fruit and vegetables, slow-cooked lamb, fresh fish and real Turkish delight that melts away in your mouth.

Float above fairy chimneys in a hot air balloon in Cappadocia

One of the most scenic geographical sites Turkey has to offer is Cappadocia. A semi-arid landscape with chimney-like sandstone structures, worn away by the elements, pops out of the earth. Many of them have also been converted into cave hotels.

Cappadocia is the place you probably drool over every other week on Instagram with someone sitting on a rooftop with a drink in hand overlooking the landscape with hundreds of hot air balloons floating in the background.

Get mellow in the turquoise Mediterranean

Turkey boasts an incredible coastline – also referred to as the Turkish Riviera, or the Turquoise Coast, which stretches over Alanya, Antalya, Kemer, Fethiye, Marmaris, Bodrum, Kuşadası, and Çeşme.

Beaches and bars abound and there is certainly no better way to holiday than frequently taking a plunge into the magnificent Mediterranean.

Discover historical sites

Throughout Turkey you’ll find a mix of ancient ruins, lavish palaces, and extravagant churches and other places of worship that’ll have your mouth hang open in pure amazement. In many towns there are also underground towns magical enough to make any history lover’s heart sing.

Other historical places of interest include Troy, Ephesus and Kusadasi, Gallipoli, Pergamon, Artemis among others.

Relax to the max in a Turkish spa

Where better to rest and relax than at a Turkish hammam? Sounds a bit weird? A Turkish hammam experience, simply explained, starts by relaxing in a heated steam room. You then move to a hotter room with the purpose of making your body sweat out the toxins. The experience ends with a quick splash of cold water to abruptly awaken the senses.

According to your preference (and budget), you can also add a massage, reflexology session, facial, and the like at most establishments that cater to tourists.

We’d love to tell you more about our trips to Turkey! Get in touch on info@ctheworld.co.za

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