The wonders of Turkey


I hate all you can eat cheap Chinese buffets when you are no where near China, vodka and coke sold by the pint and beer and a fry up offers everywhere you look.

To me, there is nothing worse than going abroad to find the worse parts of your home country have followed you.

A few months ago if somebody had asked me what Turkey was like I would have said exactly that, it’s full of all inclusive hotels, children’s clubs, bingo nights, bars and nightclubs. None of which are ever on my ‘to-do lists’ when I go away. However, with a little research I discovered that Turkey does in fact has so much more to offer than most tourists that visit are even aware of!

Turkey is filled with historical sights, from war heritage to Roman ruins, some of which are really incredible to visit! The country boasts some amazing scenery and has some really great ‘wonders’ to visit.

Most people (that I know anyway!) that return from a holiday to Turkey bring back photos of them eating at restaurants, sunbathing by the pool, laying by the beach, having fun at a water park. My photos however, were very different. Below are a selection of my favourite photos…. It’s a shame that the average tourist to Turkey isn’t even aware of these magnificent sites they can visit!

Ramadan celebrations at the Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Ramadan celebrations at the Blue Mosque, Istanbul

 

Staying in an old cave monastery in Cappadoccia

Staying in an old cave monastery in Cappadoccia

 

Taking a boat trip to the beautiful Butterfly Valley

Taking a boat trip to the beautiful Butterfly Valley

Exploring Roman ruins at Ephesus

Exploring Roman ruins at Ephesus

 

Investigating the stunning underground temple of the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul

Investigating the stunning underground temple of the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul

 

Glamping in Oludeniz

Glamping in Oludeniz

 

Observing the unusual scenery in Cappadoccia

Observing the unusual scenery in Cappadoccia

 

Enjoying the tranquility of Pamukkale

Enjoying the tranquility of Pamukkale

 

Watching out for ghosts in Cappadoccia's underground cities

Watching out for ghosts in Cappadoccia’s underground cities

 

Wandering the picturesque streets of Kas

Wandering the picturesque streets of Kas

 

Enjoying an evening beer whilst looking over at the view of where east meets west

Enjoying an evening beer whilst looking over at the view of where east meets west

 

Laughing at some of the chavyness in the busy tourist resorts (OK most package tourists probably do have this picture but I thought it was funny so included it anyway!)

Laughing at some of the chavyness in the busy tourist resorts (OK most package tourists probably do have this picture but I thought it was funny so included it anyway!)

 

Planning a trip to Turkey? Don’t miss out on all these wonders, chilling by the pool might be nice….but these are truly amazing!