Tag Archives: Turkey

The World’s Cheapest Countries for Backpackers

Istanbul market

Backpacking around the world can be surprisingly cheap if you don’t mind roughing it at times and are willing to arrange your trip independently. For those on the tightest budget, look towards the developing world when creating your itinerary: Here you’ll find the potency of your experience in relation to the amount you spend will […]

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May 20, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Meet Emre Ozkara, a Private Tour Guide in Istanbul, Turkey

Meet Emre!

As a native of Turkey and Istanbul resident for more than nine years, Emre Ozkara is eager to share with you his love and knowledge of all things Turkish. Private individual and group tours to Istanbul’s most famous sights are Emre’s specialty, and his custom-made itineraries will ensure your experience will be as close to […]

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May 7, 2013 by | Comments Off on Meet Emre Ozkara, a Private Tour Guide in Istanbul, Turkey

10 Best Places to Hike in the World

Mount Cook in New Zealand

Whether climbing Everest is at the top of your bucket list or you’d prefer a gentle hike through the British countryside, the world is full of jaw-dropping natural landscapes that beg to be discovered on foot. From Iceland’s otherworldly topography to unveiling the real Middle Earth in New Zealand, here are 10 of the best […]

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April 22, 2013 by | 3 Comments

The 10 Best European Cities for Layovers

Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Whether your layover is a quick break or an entire 24 hours, venturing outside the airport in one of these ten European multi-faceted cities will make your layover just as memorable as your final destination. Here are our picks for the best European cities for layovers.

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April 1, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Meet Private Tour Guide Aykut Altinisik in Antalya, Turkey

Antalya private tour guide

Meet Aykut Altinisik, one of Viator’s local experts in Antalya, Turkey, and a licensed private tour guide.

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February 26, 2013 by | Comments Off on Meet Private Tour Guide Aykut Altinisik in Antalya, Turkey

8 Amazing Places in Turkey You’ve Never Heard Of

Dogubeyazit

Nearly every visitor to Turkey spends time in the vibrant east-meets-west city of Istanbul. But Turkey spreads far beyond the banks of the Bosphorus, to ancient cities and provincial towns, small islands and massive mountains. Don’t miss Istanbul, but be sure to spend time exploring some of these other amazing places in Turkey.

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December 20, 2012 by | 4 Comments

Ode to Istanbul

For Western travelers, Istanbul is truly exotic. The dictionary defines exotic as “intriguingly unusual or different; excitingly strange” and that’s a great way to think about Istanbul. The sights, the sounds, the food, the music, the culture — it’s all excitingly strange, intriguingly unusual. I jumped into a taxi and headed straight to the small […]

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November 26, 2012 by | 10 Comments

Meet Private Tour Guide Cem Balsun in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul private tour guide

Meet Cem Balsun, one of Viator’s local experts in Istanbul, Turkey with a license to provide private tours to those interested in learning more about this fascinating region of the world.

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September 18, 2012 by | Comments Off on Meet Private Tour Guide Cem Balsun in Istanbul, Turkey

How to Plan Black Sea Trips

Odessa's Uspensky Monastery

The Black Sea is a fascinating but obscure travel destination, and its ancient shores do not find their way onto many travel itineraries — a shame, as it hosts some of the most intriguing cities in the region. Here’s a guide to show you how to plan Black Sea trips. But where to go? What […]

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August 31, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Meet Private Tour Guide Zafer Yazici in Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia tour guide

Meet Zafer Yazici, one of Viator’s local experts in Cappadocia, Turkey with a license to provide private tours.

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August 28, 2012 by | Comments Off on Meet Private Tour Guide Zafer Yazici in Cappadocia, Turkey