The next country on my travel bucketlist is Turkey. I’ve already had the pleasure of visiting Turkey for a few days in 2009, when my boyfriend and I stopped there during a crazy trip through Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey and Italy. We had enough time to see the classic tourist attractions (Aya Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi, Grand Bazaar) and we walked a bit in Kadikoy and Beyoglu but we really only got to scratch the surface in terms of things to do and see in this incredible city.
Ever since we left I’ve wanted to head back and lucky me, I will! My tickets are booked for the month of May. My mother, brother and I will be spending 3 weeks wandering around Turkey, discovering Istanbul and other places like Cappadocia or the Mediterranean coast. I can’t fully explain why but since my teenage years this country has fascinated me. There are so many elements to learn about, be it the culture, the history, the politics, the geography and the food! Needless to say, I’m very happy that I’m going back.
I have prepared a playlist of songs by Turkish artists (various styles, everyone should find something they enjoy):
For inspiration, here are some photos that I took in Istanbul, followed by photos taken by National Geographic photographers:
Next countries: South Africa,Cuba, New Zealand, Portugal, United Kingdom, Senegal