Turkey Travel BlogTravel guides, itineraries, abandoned places, street art and off-the-beaten-path places in Turkey
Hello and welcome to our Turkey travel blog. You will find all our Turkey blog posts in this section of our website.
Maybe you found our Turkey travel blog because you are considering a visit, or perhaps you are partway through planning a trip to Turkey. Whatever the reason, we hope we can provide some useful resources and travel tips for Turkey.
With one foot in Europe and the other in Asia, 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and incredibly diverse cultures and landscapes, Turkey is the travel writer’s perfect cliche. The Republic of Turkey, to give it its official name, shares land borders with eight countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq and Syria, and borders three major bodies of water: the Black Sea to the north, and the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean to the west and south respectively.
We’ve travelled to Turkey many times; from east to west, along the Black Sea and Aegean coasts and through the middle, so know the country well.
Our Turkey blog posts are generally aimed at independent travellers and backpackers like us and have a strong focus on travelling around using public transport, staying in budget accommodation and exploring off-the-beaten-path and lesser-visited places.
Browse all of our Turkey blog posts
Where should you go in Turkey once you’ve seen Istanbul and Cappadocia? A guide to the best off-the-beaten path places in Turkey.
How to visit the UNESCO sites of Hattusa independently using public transport, including how to get between Sungurlu and Bogazkale, where to stay and eat.
A suggested Turkey and Bulgaria itinerary, travelling from Istanbul in Turkey to Sofia via Edirne and Plovdiv, Bansko and Rila Monastery in Bulgaria.
Edirne in Turkey and Plovdiv in Bulgaria are two excellent places for independent travellers to stop en route between Istanbul and Sofia.
2016 travel review: a roundup of the countries we travelled to in 2016, 2016 travel highlights and a lot of wanderlusty photographs with links to articles.
Part 2 in a series featuring must-see forts and castles around the globe, with some of the most impressive fortifications we have visited on our travels.
This photo essay features twelve Places to Visit in Eastern Turkey with stunning photographs that will make you want to visit right now!
2015 Travel Review: Our Year in Photographs. When it comes to travel, 2015 was another fantastic year for us, once more packed full of superlatives.
Ultimate Turkey itinerary: Istanbul to the Georgia. border from Malatya through eastern Turkey. This is part three of a three-part series.
Seven years of longterm travel. Today marks the date when, seven years ago, we left the UK and began our nomadic life. These are some of our highlights.
Ultimate Turkey itinerary: Antalya to Malatya. Part two of a three-part series recapping the highlights of our two-month overland trip across Turkey.
Our two month itinerary from Istanbul to Georgia: We began by travelling along the coast, hungry for ancient cities, fine beaches and Turkish cuisine.
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