With its grand bazaars, stunning beaches, hot air balloon clad landscapes, intricate architecture, opulent history, and elaborate cuisine, travelling to Turkey is one of the most blissful experiences one can ever have.
Once, the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires flourished here and brought great prosperity with a splendour that is still visible in modern Anatolia.
While free speech in the country is still a contested idea and the grave threat of terrorism might be a deterrent, the freedom to appreciate this Mediterranean beauty and its charm is never a problem!
Owing to the fact that it is an amalgamation of Europe and Asia, Turkey is home to the most diverse and profound cultures, from the continents and savouring the same is worth every penny. The fact that a vast church now houses a mosque (Hagia Sophia) is pretty much enough to enthral travellers.
The minarets of Istanbul almost speak to you in a language of their own, the azure waters of Antalya gloriously sparkle and shimmer, Cappadocia stands smugly with its pink skies and fairy chimneys, the tanburs play in the distance and men sip on the traditional Turkish coffee while sporting their fez with all the grace in the world.
The country is a little bit of sugar, a dash of spice and everything nice and here is a 7 day itinerary to help you witness the real Turkish delight.