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TURKEY TRIP REPORT: Cappadocia, Bodrum Peninsula & Istanbul

by /bio/esme-travels »

 

Hi. Traveled to Turkey in July. Trip report

Recommendations: 

Cappadocia

·       Stay in a cave hotel (I was happy at Serinn House in Urgup)

·       Take a hot air balloon ride (Butterfly Balloons came highly recommended and I was impressed with them) (Request Mike as your pilot)

·       Hike a valley or two

·       Get a scrub-down at the Urgup Sehir Hamami

·       Eat at Ziggy Cafe (Urgup)

 

Bodrum Peninsula

·       Stay at the chic, boutique 4Reasons in Yalikavak

·       Eat dinner on the 4Reasons deck

·       Drive to Selcuk, see Ephesus and the Basilica of St. John

 

Istanbul

·       Book a room at the Park Hyatt (some have a personal steam room)

·       Sightsee: the Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar and Dolmabahce Palace

·       Tour the must-see mosques: The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Suleymaniye Mosque

·       Cruise up the Bosphorus Strait

·       Walk down the Bosphorus Strait, stopping at Bebek, Arnavutkoy and the charming Ortakoy

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RE: TURKEY TRIP REPORT: Cappadocia, Bodrum Peninsula & Istanbul

by /bio/pauline-frommer »

Thanks so much for posting. Sounds like a lovely itinerary!

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RE: TURKEY TRIP REPORT: Cappadocia, Bodrum Peninsula & Istanbul

by /bio/esme-travels »

Thanks, Pauline. 

I recommend the itinerary. One of the (many) great aspects of traveling to Turkey is that you can easily experience other-worldly terrain Iand hot air balloon ride over it), beaches, ancient ruins, and all the offerings of a major metropolis (museums, mosques, restaurants, etc.) in the span of 9 days.

 

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