Looking for advice from travellers who've been to turkey

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1. Posted by midnightcircle (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone!

As mentioned, I'm planning a trip to Turkey but don't have anything set in stone yet. I'm a bit hesitant as I've heard about the political unrest etc over the last 10 years but wanted to see first hand here what you all had to say!

If you've been to Turkey before, can you let me know how long you stayed for and in which locations you spent time in? I'd love to get a better understanding of people's personal experiences travelling there based on where they went and for how long!

Thanks:)

2. Posted by Skanderbeg (Budding Member 8 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

My wife and I just returned from several weeks traveling (from Istanbul) in eastern and southeastern Turkey. We both had been to Turkey before. I have traveled in 47 countries outside my native USA. Among all of these, Turkey is my favorite. I myself am interested in seeing ancient and historic places, as well as natural wonders and beautiful landscapes. Turkey has it all. Much to see and do in Istanbul (although the Hagia Sophia has been ruined as a fascinating historic site by its conversion to a mosque. A circuit of western Turkey can include an incredible combination of sites and the spectacular Taurus Mountains, but I can also recommend Van, Sanliurfa, and Gaziantep (plus Mt. Nemrut, which we missed!).

3. Posted by Skanderbeg (Budding Member 8 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Turkey is tourist-friendly.

4. Posted by andoreia (Budding Member 7 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

I visited Istanbul for 3 days in 2019. To be honest I found it too crowded and didn't feel the spark that many others seem to do. But that could have been just me. I did love the food, the sweets, and the tea. My favorite things we did were the Bosfor cruise at sunset and getting dinner on a rooftop from where we could see The Blue Mosque.