Constantinople east and west becomes destination best.
“Istanbul, a universal beauty where poet and archeologist, diplomat and merchant, princess and sailor, northerner and westerner screams with same admiration. The whole world thinks that this city is the most beautiful place on earth.” – Edmondo De Amicis –
Aksehirr in central Anatolia district to Mullah Nasruddin’s memorial sometime between July 5th and 15th when the whole family has its vacation would be great. Remember the Mullah Nasruddin stories from our childhood. He satirical Sufi storyteller.
The Lycian tombs carved into the cliffs at Dalyan, with sea turtle breeding and ancient ruins and mud bath would be interesting.
The food challenge of a vegetarian in a meat-eating terrain, Maybe we should try out those cig kofte where raw meat has been replaced by Bulgar wheat rice. Or maybe the Turkish omelette Menemen. Varities of borek
Shepherd’s salad, the cacik or yogurt cucumber appetizer, the zeytinyagli Dolma that could either stuffed grape leaves or peppers in olive oil. Nohut and many more. Turkey being rich in vegetables and grains being a vegetarian would not really be difficult.
Yatching, the Agri-Mount of the Noah’s Ark so much Turkey really calls.
“On the meeting point of two worlds, the ornament of Turkish homeland, the treasure of Turkish history, the city cherished by the Turkish nation, İstanbul, has its place in the hearts of all citizens.” – Atatürk –
Turkey I feel is that secret key linking the past to present, east to west. A key so visible yet so hidden. http://www.yatra.com