Turkey Tips

31 Aug

When I first arrived in this country, it was only supposed to be for five days. It was supposed to be my stepping stone into Greece, and those of your following along know that didn’t quite work out. I ended up visiting the cities of Bodrum, Fetiye, Olympos, Goreme and then back to Istanbul. The people of Turkey were very hospitable and always went the extra mile. They were happy to see tourists which is a rarity in many nations. Here are a couple of tips to make your stay a little more enjoyable.

Transportation

Busses- Turkey has very nice busses all including TV’s, tea and coffee, snacks and some even have wifi. You can get to many destinations throughout Turkey on overnighters.

Drinking

Efes- Is the local beer found in a blue can, it goes down pretty easy especially on a scorching day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raki- If you are looking for something a little harder, look no further than rocky. It is along the same lines as Sambuca. Try mixing it with water to get a white color; they call it lion’s milk.

Women

Sorry boys unless you speak Turkish your chances are slim, better stick to the tourists.

Eating

I was pretty surprised on how much I loved the food in Turkey, here are a few of the favourites.

Lamachun- A thin crust with a bunch of spices and meat on it. You throw lettuce, onion, tomatoes and then drizzle it in lemon juice. Roll that bad boy up and you have yourself a meal.

Gozleme – A large Crepe type thing cooked on a dome stove top. You can put feta, potatoes, spinach, cheese, mushrooms or meat in it.

 Sleeping

Hostels are very cheap here and you can generally find ones that include breakfast. All hostels in Olympos will include dinner and breakfast in the price.

Foggy

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4 Responses to “Turkey Tips”

  1. Ed (Papa) Fougner August 31, 2011 at 10:59 AM #

    Hi Rob! Was that shot of the tunnel taken in Capadocia? Our impressions were similar to yours, people were very friendly and the food was great although we got a little tired of Eggplant.

    • FoggyTravels September 1, 2011 at 3:20 AM #

      Hey Papa! Yes the shot was taken from the underground city in Cappadocia, it was a little tough to navigate through some of the smaller passages. I didn’t actually eat any eggplant so I must have gotten lucky!

  2. Kate Carter Hickey September 6, 2011 at 2:56 PM #

    Should’ve checked out Ephesus! Most amazing photos I’ve ever captured in my life.

    • FoggyTravels September 10, 2011 at 2:11 PM #

      I know, not enough time for this traveler! There is always a next time.

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