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"Happy is the man who can say he is a Turk"
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
 

Highlights
Cappadocia, Kaputash beach near Kash, Aya Sofia in Istanbul, nargile smoking, dinner with the Minisker family

lows
Turkish drivers, vendors tricking tourists with confusing bills, terrorist attacks in Istabul, Mersi

head scratchers
When did Germany annex the coast? Why is there a call to prayer at midnight and 4 am?

 

 

population (mn)

67.3 million
capital Ankara
languages Turkish
religion Muslim
currency Turkish Lira

  Click on the thumbnail shots below to see larger photos with descriptions.  
ratings (1-5) 5 = best
Friendliness: 4
culture: 4
fun: 3
transport: 4
nature: 3
FOOD: 5

 

 
total score: 23/30

 

average cost per day
$US90 per day (for two)

 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 

 
  November 30 ->   BOMBS AND HOSPITALITY IN ISTANBUL  
  November 28 ->   CROSSING THE BOSPORUS  
  November 25 ->   The Turkish Riviera: Week II  
  November 20 ->   The Turkish Riviera: Week I  
  November 15 ->   In Cappadocia  
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