Turkey

Hotel Review: Anatolian Houses Cave Hotel Presidential Suite (Cappadocia)

Staying at a cave hotel on your visit to Cappadocia always seems to make the list of things to do. While there are plenty of hotels offering cave hotels, one of the best in my opinion is the Anatolian Houses Cave Hotel. The hotel is located in Goreme, Cappadocia and is an easy walk from many of the best restaurants in the city. I should mention early on that this was also one of the…

Itinerary for a 14 day Trip Around Turkey

Turkey is a country of contrast, it is a great mix of cultures, religion, nations, architecture and history. And even now people can’t decide if it is more Middle East or Europe. This is the country that should be on the bucket list of everyone who thinks of themselves as a traveler. There are many places to visit in Turkey and a year won’t be enough to explore this part of this world…

Agora of Smyrna

Turkey is a country of many cultures, nations, and religions, and therefore it has many sites that were built in different epochs by various empires. There is of course Istanbul which has everything from Ancient Greece to the Byzantine Empire, to the Ottoman palaces and mosques. But there are also some big cities that have just a few ancient pieces that were preserved. In this category you can place the city of Izmir and the…

5 Foods In Istanbul You Have To Try

Going to the city where east meets west? Here are 5 foods in Istanbul you have to try! Pictures and addresses included for each entry. We came to Istanbul right after our trip to Sarajevo and Mostar. Two cities that were influenced by Turkish culture. In Istanbul there is so much to see, but for this article I’m going to focus just on some must try foods in Istanbul for a true Turkish…

Istanbul Airport Lounge Review

Right off the bat I’ll say that Turkish Airlines has one of the best lounges I’ve been to. The main reason? The food. Ask anyone who has been to the lounge in Istanbul airport and they probably remember the vast selection of food available. That being said, an airport lounge review cannot just be about the food, so I’ll give you a full rundown of the entire thing. In late 2018 a…

The Best Way To Visit Pamukkale

People in Turkey say that Pamukkale is the eighth wonder of the world. Although, other than Turks, Ukrainians, and Russians, not many people have even heard about this place. And if with Turkish people it is understandable, for Ukrainians and Russians I need to give a small explanation. It is quite simple that for my country, which is Ukraine, Turkey is one of the most popular spots to vacation. It is warm, beautiful, the flight…

Visiting Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis

One of the must visit places in Turkey is the ancient city of Ephesus. This is one of the best preserved Greco-Roman cities I have seen in my life and I have been to Greece and Italy many times. Ephesus, to me, is a new understanding of how the cities looked like thousands of years ago. If you know something about the seven wonders of the Ancient World you would know that there is…

Where To Find The Fairy Chimneys In Cappadocia

Cappadocia is a region in Turkey that is famous for hot air balloon rides and unique rock formations. These formations are called fairy chimneys and there are many of them all around Goreme and Uchisar cities. And if you booked a hotel in Goreme that has the word “cave” in it, chances are that you will live in one of those rocks. Although, all these rocks are pretty amazing there are a bunch among them…

Review: Venus Hotel Pamukkale

When visiting Pamukkale many people don’t really care about where they lodge. In fact, many people only come to Pamukkale as part of a day trip to see the famous travertine terraces. We, however, decided to spend two nights in this little town as we aimed at getting into Heiropolis and the pools right when it opens. Thus we had to take on the mission of finding a hotel for our stay. This review…

How To Visit Ephesus From Kușadasi By Public Transportation

Ephesus is an ancient city that is located next to the modern city of Selçuk. The ruins of this Greco-Roman city are very well preserved and worthy of a visit while travelling around Turkey. There are a few ways to get to Ephesus. The easiest one is to go to Selçuk and stay there overnight. However the city itself doesn’t have much to offer and that is why one of the…