Turkey has been having its share of bad rep in the last few years. From terrorist attacks (by some fucking assholes) to a failed coup in 2016, Turkey has seen its tourist industry suffer in the last couple of years.
But Turkey is a rich country with lots to offer both in terms of natural and historic sites. A visit to Turkey will definitely leave you wanting to come back.
My last stop in Turkey was in Trabzon, to visit the Sumela Monastery. An off-the-beaten-path location which was simply an amazing discovery…except for a crappy hostel.
One of the unavoidable and mandatory stops during any trip to Turkey is Cappadocia. However this destination can be quite expensive with its many tours and places to see.
Here is a guide of activities to do while in Cappadocia all while spending less.
Istanbul presents a big dilemma for people like me. If you’re as indecisive as I am, you will want to stay a few days on the European side and a few more on the Asian side of Istanbul, just to know what that feels like (and especially to say you did it).
Although I did not get to spend much time on the Asian side, here I cover the different sights of European Istanbul.