Posted on 28/01/2023
I had the incredible opportunity to embark on a 9-day, 7-night adventure in Turkiye with the renowned travel agency, Kakijalan. The journey began with an exciting flight on Emirates Airlines, and I must admit, I had a whirlwind of emotions - a mix of fear, nervousness, and overwhelming excitement - as it was my very first time boarding a plane. As soon as I landed in Turkiye, I was warmly greeted by a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide, Neco, who would be my companion throughout the entire trip. Neco's expertise and passion for the country were evident from the start, and I knew I was in good hands.
Before heading to Bolu, we took some time to soak in the vibrant atmosphere of Istanbul. And guess what? Thanks to Kakijalan, we got to enjoy a free Bosphorus cruise! It was such a fantastic experience sailing along the beautiful waters, taking in the stunning views of the city. Afterward, we visited the enchanting Tulip Garden, a true paradise for flower lovers. The garden was absolutely breathtaking, filled with colorful blooms that brought joy to our hearts. It was definitely a highlight of our trip!
Continuing the adventure in Turkiye, Cappadocia was an absolute dream! Taking a hot air balloon ride offered breathtaking views of the unique rock formations, creating a truly magical experience. The jeep safari was a thrilling way to explore the rugged landscapes and discover hidden gems. And how cool is it that you got to try your hand at pottery-making and witness captivating carpet demonstrations? It's these immersive experiences that make travel so special!
Next stop, Pamukkale! The mesmerizing Cotton Castle truly lives up to its name. The terraces of white mineral-rich water are a sight to behold. Exploring the ancient city of Hierapolis was like stepping back in time and discovering the rich history and fascinating ruins.
The Grand Bazaar is a shopaholic's paradise with its maze-like alleys filled with colorful stalls. You can find everything from beautiful Turkish carpets and intricate ceramics to dazzling jewelry and stylish clothing. It's a treasure trove of unique souvenirs and local crafts.
And don't forget about the Spice Bazaar! This aromatic market is a feast for the senses, with stalls bursting with exotic spices, teas, and Turkish delights. You can immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and fragrant aromas as you explore the array of culinary delights.
In conclusion, Turkiye is a country that should be on everyone's travel bucket list! From the vibrant atmosphere of Istanbul to the magical landscapes of Cappadocia and the natural wonders of Pamukkale, there's something for everyone. The warm hospitality, delicious cuisine, and the abundance of unique experiences make Turkiye a truly unforgettable destination. Don't miss out on the fun and adventure awaiting you in Turkiye!