Join me for all my best travel tips, tricks, and photos from fascinating Turkey. I will be speaking this Saturday at 1pm as part of Edmonds’ Savvy Traveler Shop’s Fall travel seminars series. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Seminar: Turkey – Crossroads of East and West
Date: January 30, 2016
Location: Savvy Traveler, Edmonds, Washington
Cost: Free, but does require registration. Limited seating available so register early.
Located where east meets west, Turkey is a modern, secular nation with a rich history, stunning natural beauty, diverse landscapes, impressive Ottoman-era mosques, famous ancient sites, and a vibrant culture that thrives in both countryside hamlets and modern cities. Turkey’s different geographic regions are wildly diverse, yet each packed with stunning scenery, important historical sites and friendly locals. Built on the divide where the Asian and European continents meet, Turkey’s capital city of Istanbul, dates back to the golden age of ancient Greece. Today, Istanbul balances staying true to its history and tradition, while growing as a modern city. Divided by the Bosphorus, the river is the locals’ lifeblood – along with Turkish coffee, sesame bread rolls, Turkish Delight and beautifully restored Ottoman bathhouses. Along the breathtaking Aegean coastline travelers enjoy white sandy beaches, secluded coves, turquoise waters, quaint sea towns, and well-preserved Greco-Roman cities, including Ephesus, Troy, Pergamon and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. Termed the Turkish Rivera, the Turquoise coast has wonderfully preserved old cities with cobbled laneways, Roman period harbors and forested mountains that drop straight into the Mediterranean. The Central Anatolia and Cappadocia region of Turkey is known for its excellent hiking trails, underground cities, and early monastic cave churches. With its otherworldly, moon-like topography of honeycombed free-standing rock structures and fields of conical-shaped granite pillars, Cappadocia is an unforgettable location. Turkey’s Black Sea coast and eastern regions take travelers off the beaten path to misty mountains, picturesque Ottoman period villages, mountain monasteries and palaces, tasty local cuisine, and the famous ghost city of ancient Ani. Join Genevieve Hathaway, Director of ArchaeoAdventures Tours, on a visually exquisite adventure through the very best this fascinating country has to offer travelers.