Country – Turkey

What it feels like to be there…

Turkey has seen the rise and fall of countless great civilisations, from Troy and Byzantium to the Ottoman Empire and beyond – all leaving their mark. Nowadays it has a friendly Middle-Eastern vibe, with strong-flavoured stews and warm hospitality always on the menu. The rugged landscape is a hotbed of adventure activities too.

Some practical information worth knowing…

Istanbul is the country’s main travel hub, with regular connections to Europe, America and beyond. Domestic connections to key tourist areas are regular and good value compared with overland travel, which is long and sometimes hard going. Dress for hot weather, except during the freezing winters on the central Anatolian plateau.


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