Why people love to travel to Turkey?
Read John's interview;
Tell us abit about yourself..?
I'm a 29 year old Dubliner. I work in the Department of Finance in Dublin City Centre. I play football twice a week (depending on the amount of alcohol taken on the weekends!!). I come from a large family who all have been visiting Kusadasi regularly and love it as much as me. I support Celtic FC and am the secretary of a supporters club here in Ireland. They are based in Achill Island, Co Mayo, where my mother comes from. I'm a bit of a joker as can be seen by my many humorous posts!!
What made you first decide to visit Turkey?
As said previously my family have been going to Turkey since I can remember and they just talked me into going with them one year. Although I'm not big on family holidays, my brothers and sisters are all grown up so it was basically a good beer filled, sun soaked holiday.
Which cities have you visited in Turkey?
I've mainly just gone to Kusadasi, but did take the trip to Istanbul on one holiday. I like the place but not mad on big cities so I think I'd stick to Kusadasi in future.
Would you like to visit again? If yes - What is it about Turkey that you love?
That first holiday was about 5 years ago and I've been back there many times since. I love the place, the people and of course the weather!!
Did you feel safe in Turkey?
I felt safe enough in turkey. But as with all major towns, you do need to be careful. but overall I felt really at ease.
How were the Turkish people?
Most Turkish people were really warm and welcoming. Very eager to make everyone's holiday as good as possible. Not crazy about the lads in the many shops in Kusadasi, but I do realise how hard they have to work to sell so it understand with the in-your-face sales technique!!
Do you have any suggestions for new visitors to Turkey? Travel - tour tips? Can you recommend any specific places or advice?
My suggestion to anyone thinking of travelling to Turkey is to just let yourself sink into the different culture of the people. It may seem intimidating at first but once you get past the mayhem of the city centre, you will never meet a more friendly kind of people on any holiday. Also would be a good suggestion to get over there either at the start or end of the season on your first trip, just to give yourself a chance to take in the real side of the country, before the crowds arrive.