Turkey is a country filled with historic treasures, an extraordinary and exotic vacation destination with a blend of cultures that goes back thousands of years, but exactly where is Turkey--Europe or Asia? Technically it's both--the only country in the world that sits on two continents, literally an ancient land bridge. But Turkey is also known as the cradle of ancient civilization, home to people and stories from and before Biblical times. And today, Constantinople is called Istanbul, the largest city in the country. I mean, this was the center of the old world--the Roman Empire, the Byzantines, the Ottoman Empire, all here. The sultans, the emperors, harem girls, and the Blue Mosque. It's fascinating!
Turkey is filled with amazing sights. Imagine ballooning over the ancient monoliths of Cappadocia, or walking in the footsteps of Cleopatra and the apostle Paul in the 2,000-year-old Roman city of Ephesus. There is definitely a lot to experience here, including its magnificent mosques, the beauty of its carpets, the sizzling kebabs, and the Turkish showmanship. All this and more really makes this country an exciting vacation destination. A visit to Turkey is an eye-opening experience.
It's definitely not what I expected to find. Centuries of history and stories that I didn't realize originated here. Istanbul has amazing shopping, great food, luxurious hotels, and locals who are genuine and open. Experience Istanbul!