After answering at least a few dozen questions and long before I started working on the blog, I already knew my first destination blog will be about Turkish lamps, baklava and tea.
Initially I planned to put together my ten day trip to the country into one article but soon I felt my writing skills were being challenged while struggling to keep the content interesting and not willing to skip on minor details.
So trying not to be all over the place I have put together a brief record of our experience along with a few tips that I found useful while exploring the country.
My husband and I started planning this particular vacation and had our tickets booked on a budget flight in March 2016 with flyDubai. Lookout for their offers, it’s a steal.
Especially in Istanbul people would genuinely be happy to know that we are from Pakistan. Wait! I also have proof .
Starting with Istanbul of course, the city boasts the lifestyle of a typical metropolis. Noisy and crowded streets, no communication barrier, reasonably fashionable and culturally diverse population.
Contrary to Istanbul, Cappadocia is only a historic region and not a business hub with a considerably smaller population. People are progressive when it comes to tourism but much more disciplined and uptight in their daily routines. You would not want to be in Cappadocia if you are looking for an active night life but the famous hot air balloon ride might change your mind.
Strangely I have not come across anyone who has chosen Bodrum to satisfy their longing for the beach while visiting Turkey except a few celebrities. Maybe Mahira Khan’s viral image on Instagram from last year would ring some bells.
Let me give you a heads up, when in Bodrum dress fashionably or you might feel a little under dressed at times. Unlike me who did not have this kind of information and does not have a great fashion sense either, you can save yourself the embarrassment by packing your best tops and the pair of denims that fit you perfectly for Bodrum. Psstt…throw in a pair of heels also in case you are lured into a night club.
Also do not forget to pack your beach shorts and towel when headed to the hot water springs in Pammukale.
Pammukale and the Heirapolis museum are an approximately three hour long “comfortable” drive from Bodrum and the experience is highly recommened.
Turkey did not disappoint us one bit, in fact we did go to Turkey as grieving parents but returned knowing that some damages and losses in life are irreplaceable but you can let your mind and soul compensate by making better memories.