Turkey, officially known as the Republic of Turkey, is a majestic country that boasts a romanticism and mysticism of a bygone era .Istanbul is rich with history and bursting with innumerate places to explore. The capital is the only city which can claim to be a part of two separate continents: Europe and Asia. The European sector of the country is known as Thrace, while Anatolia is spread over the Asian sector of the country. It is a little known fact that Sint Nikolaas was born in the ancient coastal city of Patara. We now know him as Saint Nick or Santa Claus. Turkey is home to the second oldest underground railway system which is still in operation since its inception in 1875.
Turkey is home to a staggering 18 UNESO World Heritage sites, including the archaeological site of Troy, most popularly describedby Homer in his famed poem, The Iliad. Other than all of the awe-inspiring sights to see in Turkey, there are also various gastronomic experiences to be had, and foods to tantalize the taste buds. Some of the best sweet delights that we love around the world are steeped in Turkish tradition.
As home to a young population, there is also a great variety of local hangout spots or ‘watering holes’ to pass the time. Worry not,because boredom will be the furthest thing from your mind. Thereis so much to see and do in Turkey from lunch cruises to rhythmic dancing or even a historical tour. Istanbul is home to the monumental Istanbul Cevahir Mall which boasts over 300 brandsactively sold under one roof.
If shopping is not your cup of tea, why not try out an actual cup oftea? Traditionally made with black tea, Turkish tea is world renowned and the tea drinking culture has filtered throughout the diaspora