In the past twenty years, Turkish cuisine has emerged onto the global food scene as a player to be reckoned with. Previously viewed as just a nation of kebab lovers, people everywhere have woken up to the fact that Turkish food dishes are more than just that. Fusing ingredients with unique cooking techniques, visitors to

Turkey is a country  in the media a lot  lately , yet the stories forget to mention the historical importance of this country and just how much of it is a must-see place. With hot-air balloons soaring over the fairytale-like land of Cappadocia, to the bustle and bargains of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar; from the Byzantine

If you could throw them into a suitcase, before the bikinis, sun cream, T-shirts and passports, security and safety are probably the first two elements that any family would pack to ensure a great holiday. Those two are coming more and more into the thinking of holidaymakers looking for a bit of fun in the

If you think having a holiday in Turkey revolves around a beach and a great tan, then you couldn’t be more wrong. There is plenty more things to do so we have put together a list of some of the fantastic alternatives to help you see the country in a new light and make your

Glory of the Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park The Gallipoli Peninsula, a craggy outpost and historical national park, facing the Aegean Sea in Turkey’s north-west, is a major tourist attraction because of its influential footnote in the history of modern-day Turkey, and the bloody campaign that saw thousands of soldiers killed and wounded in the

Cave Hotels and Hot Air Balloons – Cappadocia’s Biggest Attractions The Anatolian region of Cappadocia in central Turkey boasts of many quirky aspects including fairy chimneys, underground cities, and ancient churches but by far, two of its biggest attractions luring thousands of travellers every year are its cave hotels and early morning sunrise hot air

As the 37th largest country in the world, the diversity of culture, traditions, weather, landscapes, and food throughout Turkey is overwhelming in itself. Even the history of the country would fill a book containing thousands of pages, yet it is because of its past that we see the glory of Turkey as it is now,

Despite Turkey’s status as a secular Muslim country, its historical timeline in Christianity is strong and still evident in the country today. Indeed the Cappadocia Fathers, who later became saints stemmed from the central Anatolian region and are widely contributed with spreading Christianity in its early days. Saint John, Paul, and the Virgin Mary also

Where to Stay and Eat Best bang-for-your-buck hotel Kayakapi is my new favorite. It’s a refurbished series of cave houses and mansions set in Urgup, and part of a national park that is a UNESCO World Heritage site and includes a historic church and mosque. The views of the valley are beautiful and the rooms

North from the town of Malatya is the majestic Mount Nemrut, standing a massive 2000 meters high. While this natural landmark of rural Southeast Turkey is impressive within itself, it is the man-made artefacts at the top that interest most people. 2-meter heads of giant stone gods lay scattered across the ground  and at sunset