Bridging Europe and Asia, Turkey is a fascinating country to explore.  Although I’ve only visited Istanbul, I can’t wait to discover other regions such as Cappadocia with its hot air ballooning experiences or the idyllic beaches around Izmir.

Have you been to Turkey already? Please let me know in the comments below!


Basic facts

  • Population: 85 million
  • Currency: Turkish Lira (TRY). Check the current exchange rate here.
  • Language: Turkish is the official language in the country.
  • Territories: there are 7 regions in Turkey.
  • Main cities: Ankara (capital), Istanbul, Izmir, Bursa, Antalya.
  • Fun fact: the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the world’s oldest and biggest malls.

Things to do

Visit the Grand Bazaar and the imposing Blue Mosque when in Istanbul

Try kebab

Experience being on a hot air balloon while admiring the breathtaking landscapes of Cappadocia

More about Turkey…

Get inspired by my trips around the country and read my travel-related blog posts!


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