Why people love to travel to Turkey?
Read Claire's interview;
Tell us abit about yourself..?
I'm Claire, im 29 & live in Suffolk, England. I work in the Business travel industry & enjoy travelling all over the world, experiencing new cultures & meeting new people.
What made you first decide to visit Turkey?
It was a last minuite decision, i travelled with 2 of my friends, for a week away from work, relaxing & some October sun. we found some good deals to Kusadasi (None of us had ever heard of it?) but decided it looked beautiful & we would give it a go. We stayed in the Ladies beach area & had a wonderful week, relaxing, meeting new people & soaking up the Turkish sun.
Which cities have you visited in Turkey?
Kusadasi, Marmaris, Bodrum, Altinkum, Icmeler, Aydin, Nazilli.
Would you like to visit again? If yes - What is it about Turkey that you love?
Most definatley, Turkey has become my second home &
has a very special place in my heart, & always will have.
I do like the hustle & bustle of the resorts, but i really do enjoy visiting the areas out of the tourist resorts, seeing the real Turkey.
Turkey is such a diverse country, & what the tourists see isnt really the 'real' Turkey, its just a small part of a wonderful country that deserves to be explored & appreciated.
Did you feel safe in Turkey?
Very. I have travelled to various parts of Turkey on my own & have never felt unsafe. I actually feel safer in Turkey, than i do here in the UK.
How were the Turkish people?
The Turkish are a wonderful nation. They are very family orientated & treat each other with the utmost respect. They will welcome you into their homes with open arms & share with you everything they have. The Turkish love children & if you are travelling with children you will notice this, often they will come up to have a look at them, pinching their cheeks, touching thier hair etc ... giveing the biggest smiles to make your children smile back. its a very endearing quality & makes you realise how important families are in turkey.
Do you have any suggestions for new visitors to Turkey? Travel - tour tips? Can you recommend any specific places or advice?
Explore!! dont just stay within the tourist areas, take advantage of all the beautiful areas you can visit while in such a vast country.
Turkey is full of historic monuments, with at least one within driving distance from any of the resorts, take advantage of the day trips that go from the resorts, the prices are usually reasonable & you dont have to tackle the Turkish roads by yourself.
Don't be afraid to explore by yourself, Turkey has a fantastic public transport system with coaches that run just about everywhere for a very small cost (compared to travel costs back home in the UK) the coaches are of a high standard & very comfortable. all are Non smoking.