Turkey With A Backpack And Selfie Video blog with iPhone 5 !!!

Tripoto
4th Nov 2015
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Turkey Trip was one of my first international Backpacker's trip. There were lot of learnings in this trip starting from the preparation to successfully executing most of the planned things.I used the local transport to go around the city or when going from one city to another, except Istanbul to Kayser and Izmer to Istanbul. Thanks to my Friend and colleague Chetan B.R who researched almost all of this trip. He is one of the travel guru.

Below is my Video Blog that i did of all the places i visited in Turkey in 4:30 min. Hope you like.

Timeline of the Youtube Video:

[00:01] : Bangalore Airport

[00:02] : Istanbul International Airport

[00:04-[00:07] : Istanbul New City

[00:08] –[00:16]: Istanbul Boat Trip and few other small places near European side.

[00:17] : Goreme, Cappadocia

[[00:19] –[00:22] : Just Before Rose Valley

[00:23] –[00:25] :Pigeon Valley

[00:26] –[00:29] :Goreme Castle,Cappadocia

[00:30] –[00:32] :View Rose valley, Goreme Castle,Cappadocia

[00:33] –[00:34] : Goreme shopping stores.

[00:35] –[00:43] : Hot Air Balloon ride,Cappadocia

[00:45] –[00:47] : view from Hot air ballon ride, Cappadocia.

[00:48] –[01:17] : All places as part of Green Tour, Goreme, Cappadocia.

[00:18] –[01:21] : Konya otogar (bustop)

[00:1:26] –[01:27] : Entrance of Mevlana Museum, Konya

[01:28]-[1:33] :Inside Mevlana Museum

[01:34]-[1:41] : Outside Mevlana Museum, Konya

[01:42]-[1:44] : Outside Mevlana Museum, Konya at night

[01:44]-[1:46] : Entrance of Whirling Darvish dance theatre, Konya

[01:47]-[1:55] : Whirling Darvish performance , Konya

[01:56]-[2:00] : Whirling darvish dance theatre during summer, Konya

[2:01]-[2:02] :Going to otogar at 2:00 AM to catch bus to Antalya.

[2:03]-[2:07] : City Center Antalya, on the way to Old city of Antalay.

[2:07]-[2:10] :Entering Old Town, Antalya

[2:10]-[2:20] :Around Old town of Antalya.

[2:21]-[2:34] : Antalya Archeological Museum, Antalya

[2:21]-[2:34] :Sea shore area in Old town of , Antalya

[2:47]-[2:50] :Fetheye sea port, Fethey

[2:51]-[2:53] : Near saklikent Canyon, Fetheye

[2:54]-[2:55]: Fethey Old town,Fethey

[2:55]-[2:57] : saklikent Canyon, Fetheye

[2:58]-[2:59] : Tlos amphi theatre, Fetheye

[3:00]-[3:16] : 12 Island Boat Trip, Fetheye

[3:17]-[3:35] :Paragliding , Fetheye

[3:37]-[3:42] : Driving in Europe, toward Saklikent, Fetheye

[3:47]-[4:00] : Thermal Pools, Pamakkule

[4:01]-[4:03] : Cleopatra's Thermal Pool at Hierapolis/Pamukkale

[4:03]-[4:07] :Amphitheatre Hierapolis, Pamukkale

[4:08]-[4:14] :Izmer Airport,Izmer

[4:15]-[4:20] :Istanbul

[4:20]-[4:22]: Sultanahmet, Istanbul

[4:22]-[4:25]:Inside Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

[4:25]-[4:29]: beautiful Streets on the way to Galata Tower, Istanbul

[4:29]-[4:30]:Galata Tower, Istanbul

[4:30]-[4:36]:Streets ,Glass floor hotel, Istanbul

[4:37]-[4:39]:Famous Fishing on the bridge, Istanbul

[4:39]-[4:47]:Blue Mosque (outside and Inside ), Istanbul

[4:47]-[4:52]: Hagia Sophia Museum,Istanbul

[4:52]-[4:55]: Basilica Cistern, Istanbul

TIPS for Travellers:

1. Plan the golden hour boat trip on the old city side in Istanbul (there are only few companies who does this tour else mostly it will be new city side)

2. Consider picking the alldaywifi or similar device which will provide data that can be connected to phones, laptop, ipads etc. This is to save really high roaming data rates.

3. Watch Darvish dance preferably in Konya, else where its too commercial.The darvish dance happens only on Saturday at 7PM

4. Get your currency converted preferably inside the city and not in airports (may be small denominations can be bought in airport).

5. Don't miss Paragliding and 12 island boat tour at Fetheye.

6. When planning to go to Pamakkule , please check with hostel /hotel guys as to how the water is controlled on the Thermal pools on that particular day , what i mean is the flow of water to the thermal pools is usually controlled artificially to maintain its beauty, so sometimes they will make the water flow to the thermal pools on the side, if that is the case one might not be able to see the same scenic view as you see in photos etc. Preferably try to go on a day when the water is available at the center thermal pools.

7. Check out the flights offer that are usually very cheap (65L) from Turkish airlines and other local airlines.

I landed in Istanbul around 12:30 PM LT. As per my itinerary prepared spent some time on the New town side and also took boat trip. New town is really happening side boat trip was awesome as we get to see the side of Europe from boat. In the evening missed the flight to Nevsher, Cappadocia, because of the time change that usually happens on Nov 8th but was changed early and i didn't knew about it. So had to make last min booking to Kayseri airport.

Day 1: The hostel owner helped in arranging the cab at 4AM from kayseri that 60KM from Goreme, cappadocia. AFter taking rest for sometime, rented a bike and started to explore goreme ,specially rose valley, museum, castle. This was really beautiful as riding around the beautiful city of goreme is really nice with lots of different rock formations. Food was really good, as it was end of the season time there was less crowd at goreme. Very good place to just walk around and explore the place Day 2: This day was mainly about the Green tour that started around 9:30 am and drop will be at 5:30 PM. This tour included going to an underground city very different place and different rock formation places. This is a must do tour. Day 3: This was a day i was more excited about as i did the amazing hot air ballon ride . The view of goreme city from Hot air ballon was really beautiful . The best part was that there will 100s of hot air balloon that adds to the beauty.

Konya is more developed place and little bit crowded as compared to Cappadocia. Main reason to visit Konya is to watch “Darvish Dance”. This is the only place where traditional Darvish dance happens, everywhere else it’s really commercial. Hostels here are very less, mostly the stay will be hotels.

The city is really good I was staying near the old city, it’s good to walk around, most of the things to do and see are in the old city. Antalya Archaeological Museum is one of the amazing museum’s I have seen.

Day 5,6,7: Fetheye Fetheye is really beautiful place with amazing scenic beaches, and boat trips. There are many boat trips in the peak season to 12 island and many other beautiful places, this was amazing and scenic tour. At some places the water is really crystal clear. 1st Day was spent mostly in and around the city 2nd Day was boat trip to 12 island, amazing tour. 3rd Day was spent doing Paragliding and drive to Saklikent, Tlos. The road to Saklikent is also really beautiful.

Pamukkule is very small place with very nice people. The Pamukkale Thermal Pools and Amphitheatre are really amazing . I had seen lots of photos of Thermal pool and was excited to take some amazing photos but i was really disappointed as the day i went the water was not in the center of the thermal pools but on the sides . This is usually done by the govt to protect the thermal pools.

As such one needs 5 days to spend in Istanbul, there are many places, different food to try out.But was able to explore the sultanhemt place and underground city near it was really amazing. i was staying a hostel near the sultanhemet place .

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