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|Turkey Travel Tips
A Traveler's Guide to Turkey
Turkey is a unique country that lies along two continents. One
part of Turkey is part of Europe, while the rest is
geographically situated in West Asia, (also called the Middle
East). Many languages are spoken in Turkey, such: as Greek,
Armenian, Kurdish, Arabic and their official language, Turkish.
Travelers that come from Western Europe are not required to have
a visa, except those coming from the UK. It is still possible to
travel to Turkey by means of a train from Europe, albeit not
very practical. This is done by those who are driven by the
romantic notion of traveling by train, made famous by the movie
the Orient Express.
Arriving by plane is the fastest way to get to Turkey, and the
most practical. Taxi services are widely available outside of
the airports to welcome tourists.
It is a delight to travel around Turkey by bus. The buses offer
accommodation equipped with air-conditioning and a great crew
that attends to the needs of the passengers. They also offer
food and drink. In addition to rest stops at restaurants every
couple of hours or so.
Visitors who plan to drive while visiting this country should be
very careful while on the road. Road accident rates are high in
Turkey, especially, since their roads are often left in poor
Things to do while in Turkey.
* Turkey offers a great cuisine derived from Arabic and
Mediterranean style. These dishes often contain meat such as
lamb, which is a staple
meat in turkey. A lot of spices are also
used in their dishes. Turkish coffee is a very popular drink
that must be sampled while visiting.
* Travelers who are planning to go to Turkey during winter can
take advantage of the numerous ski centers that are available.
Rafting and yachting are also popular activities there, perfect
during the summer and fall season.
* Tourists who want to absorb the culture and get better
acquainted with Turkey's history can visit some of their famous
landmarks such as: Topkapi Palace, Ayasofya Museum, Mt. Nemrut
and the ancient City of Troy.
* Turkey is also famous for their diverse wildlife. It is one of
only a few countries in the world that has preserved their
ecological equilibrium. Many rare species here are protected by
* The natural landscape of this country is a treasure. Visitors
can go on hiking trips to partake in this wonderful outdoors
It is predicted that on March 29, year 2006, a total solar
eclipse will take place in Turkey. So those who want to
experience this phenomenon should schedule their vacation around
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