Pristine seas, cultural assets, gorgeous beaches and history galore… it’s no wonder ten million tourists book flights to Antalya every year. Antalya has long been hailed by tourists as the jewel of Turkey’s crown, capable of satisfying the desires of sun worshippers and…
The greatest adventurer of all time for me is the Moroccan vagabond, Ibn Battuta. He not only traveled everywhere in his known world, but he wrote about it in ways that no one before him had. Ibn Battuta’s journey lasted 29 years, so by Moroccan standards, my wife should be understanding of this current journey I’m on.
Harry Franck’s willingness to travel with no money, his keen eye for the details of his journey and the societies he recorded (some of which soon disappeared) make him a welcome addition to our list of Extraordinary Vagabonds.
Tom is an old school travel writer, guide book author – the kind that went to the destination, walked all the streets, drew the map if there wasn’t one, learned the language, and checked all the prices – and what is incredibly cool, is that he is also a pioneer of the new school of travel writing and online guides.
Instead at the Izmir otogar we caught a minibus to Selcuk for 8 lira each. A friend of mine from Lonely Planet had suggested a great guesthouse there and even though I’m not crazy about crowd filled historical tourist sites, I wanted to visit the ancient city of Ephesus. The ride to Selcuk took us about an hour.
I’m only 42 and retirement might seem like it’s a long ways away, but let’s face it – I’m already retired and I’ll probably never have the luxury of stopping working. But that’s me – The truth is, for most people retirement…
Istanbul in winter is wonderful. The crowds are less, the sites are still magnificent, and the energy of this amazing city still pulses.
Cultural travel in Turkey is as near as the closest museum or historic building, but some museums stand out more than others.Antalya offers historic sites, yacht tours, and rock festivals.
A cheap flight can get you to Antalya from anywhere in Turkey. Or you can take a bus. The bottom line is that Antalya is filled with beautiful old Ottoman style homes, gorgeous historical architecture, and the surrounding mountains and beaches are worthwhile any time of the year.
Adventures in foreign countries can be complex or they can be simple. One of the reasons I loved living in Manisa was because of the Manisa Tennis and Hiking Club. They made hiking adventures simple.
Historical travel and adventure travel probably aren’t what you are looking for if you come to Izmir, but just by taking a bus or catching a cheap flight, you can enjoy the great nightlife, shopping and ambiance of this city any time of the year.
Izmiri girls are considered to be the most beautiful in Turkey and it is a fact that the majority of models and actresses come from this city. Whether it is because they wear their makeup better or the mixture of Levanitne, Jewish, Greek, Turkish, Arab and Italian bloodlines is an argument that can be found along the waterfront bars of the Kordon. The fact of the matter is that when you walk down the street in Izmir, it is impossible to argue the point.