our top 10 for turkey captured in photos

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So we’ve been back from our trip for 6 days now and we have been back at work for the past week. Our body clocks are probably just about adjusted now despite having daylight savings to contend with too.

Now that we’ve kind of regained consciousness from the holiday coma, we are beginning to relive our Turkish adventure with our family and friends. Looking at photos also helps us with reminiscing about our trip. People always want to know what we thought of a place and would we go back again. They ask whether we had a good time or what was our favourite. In the past, wherever we’ve been we’ve generally got positive things to say and this time is really no different.

We’ve been rattling off the following phrases quite easily: “Turkey was brilliant”, “Loved Turkey! We had an amazing time.” “We saw so many things and learnt so much in Turkey that we hadn’t expected. And that’s probably because we didn’t really know what to expect”.

About Dubai on the other hand, well “Dubai isn’t our cuppa tea.” But more about that in another post as this is a Turkey post πŸ™‚

Now to kick start our holiday debrief for Turkey we have a photo essay of our favourite & top 10 pictures/moments/experiences. These are in no particular order. Hope you enjoy the photos to start with and sit tight as there will be more stories and experiences in our subsequent posts.

1) Turkish Delights

Turkish Delights - the taste and texture is simply divine
The taste and texture – simply divine

2) Gallipoli

Visiting ANZAC Cover and reading this sign was very moving
Visiting ANZAC Cove and reading this sign was very moving

3) Pergamum

The amphitheatre at Pergamum was a real treat
Trying not to take a tumble down the stairs of the amphitheatre

4) Ephesus

The Ephesus library
The Ephesus library

5) Virgin Mary’s House

Visiting the Virgin Mary's House was a very peaceful and spiritual experience
What an extremely peaceful and spiritual experience

6) A sunset in Kusadasi

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So spectacular watching the horizon gulp up the sun

7) Amphitheatre in Aphrodisias

Amphitheatre at Aphrodisias - insanely long
Long and well preserved

8) Pamukkale

Being able to wade through the water in Pamukkale was definitely an adventure
Being able to wade through the water of a UNESCO Heritage site πŸ™‚

9) Hagia Sophia

Inside Hagia Sophia - shame for the reconstruction scaffolding around the insider but still a magnificent ancient sturdy structure
Inside Hagia Sophia – shame for the reconstruction scaffolding around the inside but still a magnificent ancient sturdy structure

10) Kayakoy

Careful not to get lost in Kayakoy, the ancient deserted Greek town
Careful not to get lost in the ancient deserted Greek town
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12 thoughts on “our top 10 for turkey captured in photos

    Livonne said:
    October 31, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Turkey is on my bucket list of places to go..the photos are beautiful.. thank you

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      October 31, 2013 at 10:40 am

      Thank you for your kind words. And an even bigger thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. It’s much appreciated. We hope you get to experience Turkey one day πŸ™‚ – it really is a wonderful place!

    colin said:
    October 16, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    I have been to Turkey several times and it is an incredible place. I enjoyed revisiting the country with your post.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      October 16, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      Hi colin, Turkey is so amazing! Glad you enjoyed the trip down memory lane πŸ™‚ Thanks for commenting and stopping by our blog!

    herdailydigest said:
    October 16, 2013 at 8:31 am

    I haven’t been to Turkey but your posts make me want to go there πŸ™‚

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      October 16, 2013 at 8:41 am

      Thanks for stopping by! It is an amazing place & well worth a visit πŸ™‚

    Frank said:
    October 15, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Nice post! I’ve never been to Turkey but intend to one day – so I appreciate the tips and recommendations above and look forward to reading more of your posts.
    Frank (bbqboy)

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      October 15, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      Thx for stopping by! Turkey is a fantastic place – we enjoyed it so much. Been a little slack on the writing but today will be the day to get some done πŸ™‚

    Wendy DeChambeau - Life Unmapped said:
    October 11, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Wow, looks like some fantastic memories were made there! I would love to visit some of those ancient architectural sites. Ahh, someday.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      October 11, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      Hi Wendy – Turkey is really magnificent – it was a surprise package for us as we had no idea what to expect & guess that’s why we loved it so much πŸ™‚ Hope you have a great weekend!

    MaitoMike said:
    October 11, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Beautiful photos. I could easily buy two dozen of those Turkish delights and enjoy it with a cup of authentic Turkish Coffee! The famous battle at Gallipoli has prompted me with the need to visit that site. I will certainly have to check it out one day. Hagia Sophia is a must-see for me, but I’ve now added Kayakoy to that list. A Greek ghost town? That’s right up my alley! Thanks for sharing!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      October 11, 2013 at 8:01 am

      Thanks for stopping by – glad we created some inspiration for you πŸ™‚ by the way – there are no ghosts (that we know of or that we saw) at Kayakoy πŸ˜‰ Turkey is such an incredible place with such amazing architecture everywhere and the Turkish delight is the best! So where to next for you?

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