When I was in Turkey…

The Republic of Turkey (as it is officially known as) is a country with a vast history with cities uncovered dating back to the Neolithic Period (or New Stone Age). It is a country bordered by eight countries and three seas, and sits in two different continents (Europe and Asia). It is a place that I found to be truly fascinating and unique.

Caves

Kaymakli Underground City

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Pigeon Valley

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 Turkish rug in the making

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Turkish rugs

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Börek

(Filo pastry with spinach and feta cheese)

Goreme

Göreme

Ceramics

Turkish ceramics

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Whirling Dervishes

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Sultan Han

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Mevlana Museum

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Pamukkale

(The weather was extremely foggy and I could hardly see a thing which was hugely disappointing as the pools here are meant to be stunning)

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House of the Virgin Mary

 Ephesus

 Ephesus

Askep

Asklepion

Troy

Troy

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Hagia Sophia Museum

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 Obelisk of Theodosius

Spice market

Spice Bazaar

(Where I sampled and purchased many varieties of Turkish delight!)

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 Bosphorus Bridge

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 Simit (Turkish bread ring)

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Dolmabahçe Palace

(The largest palace in Turkey and a must visit if you are travelling through Istanbul. The interior is BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL however photos are not permitted once you are inside)

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The Republic Monument (located in Taksim Square)

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Chicken doner kebab sandwich

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 Topkapi Palace

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque (better known as the Blue Mosque)

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Künefe

(A sweet cheese pastry that is baked until golden and crispy, steeped in a sweet syrup, and topped with ground pistachios)

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