How to have fun in Turkey

3 Dec

Step 1: Take a ride up the Bosphorus.

Step 2: Enjoy pomegranate and grapefruit.

Step 3: Consider buying a carpet, but don't. Take a picture instead.

Step 4: Visit a mosque. Bring a nice scarf to cover your head.

Step 5: Eat kumpir. This is what it tastes like.

Step 6: Go to Cappadocia. It's worth it.

Step 7: Stay in a cave hotel. Try to get the room they use in the brochure.

Step 8: Tour an underground city.

Step 8: Tour an underground city.

Step 9: Make a friend.

Step 10: Live your dream.

Bonus step: Buy a turban. Wear it home on the plane.

All photos by Maddie Witter. I have talented friends.

Thanks to Maddie, Cady, and Chad for being the best travel buddies!

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9 Responses to “How to have fun in Turkey”

  1. Anne December 3, 2010 at 4:17 pm #

    These photos are so gorgeous! Kudos to Maddie.

    Number 10 is my favorite. Thanks for reminding me to add “hot air balloon ride” to my life list.

  2. Sarah December 3, 2010 at 6:20 pm #

    Thanks for taking pictures Maddie! Cady and Chad look awesome 🙂 And the camel is adorable. What’s in kumpir?

    • Hannah Kane December 3, 2010 at 6:51 pm #

      It’s a baked potato with cabbage, corn, hot sauce, olives, cut up hot dogs (not kidding), butter, (strangely) potato salad, carrots, and maybe a couple other things I’m forgetting. It seems to be a local favorite in Istanbul!

      • Sarah December 3, 2010 at 7:51 pm #

        Um, wow. Interesting. Perhaps we’ll put it on the menu for a “Turkish Delight” theme party (?)

        But based on the look on Cady’s face, I’m not sure if that’s a good idea!

  3. hilary December 3, 2010 at 6:42 pm #

    We want to go now, too! Wonderful photos w/ just the right caps. Do you know Rick Steves book Travel as a Political Act? If not, our copy, already gifted from a neighbor, will wend its way to you.

    • Hannah Kane December 3, 2010 at 6:52 pm #

      I don’t know that book. We had a Rick Steves book with us, but just the regular Istanbul guide. Thanks!

  4. Julia "Cheverly" Smith December 4, 2010 at 12:22 am #

    i looove these pictures. i can totally see you owning a turkish carpet someday, too.

  5. Joanna December 4, 2010 at 8:55 pm #

    Yum, grapefruit! I would go just for that and the underground city.

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