Turkey

Inhabitants (million)

Area (1000 km²)

Inhabitants per km²

Ankara

Capital

Turkish lira

Currency

GDP (PPP per capita, US$)

07.-20.07.2016

When we were there

Length of stay (days)

Kilometers traveled

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Turkey: 39.673370, 35.947266

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Gallery: The long gone ancient capital of Armenia: Ani in eastern Turkey

If you travel to Eastern Turkey don’t miss to visit the archaeological site of Ani. It is located next to the border to Armenia, and close to the recently new opened border crossing to Katsakhi in Georgia.
This ruined city was once the capital of Armenia but has been abandoned for more than three centuries. Since the Turkey-Armenia War in the 1920s, the region belongs to Turkey.
The so called Ghost City is a great place to explore. But be aware of the hot and dry climate here in summer.

Istanbul – a city with many faces!

Istanbul, although it is not Turkey’s capital, is one of the busiest and most multifaceted cities we have been so far. We liked the historic districts, the big and smaller mosques, the lively bazaars and the young and modern corners. We enjoyed the time with our couchsurfing host Aziz, his great breakfast and the cai at his friend’s cafe.
Thanks to Aziz’ timing plan, we could explore almost every must-see site of Istanbul during our four day stay there.
We never felt unsafe although we noticed the lack of foreign tourists and the presence of police everywhere.

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Turkey: The Essentials

Turkey was one of our favorite destinations in the planning phase. We liked the expected mix of Europe and Asia while traveling Turkey overland. In this country, you can find almost everything you want. There are great beaches for relaxing or any kind of water sports....

Istanbul – a city with many faces!

Istanbul, although it is not Turkey’s capital, is one of the busiest and most multifaceted cities we have been so far. We liked the historic districts, the big and smaller mosques, the lively bazaars and the young and modern corners. We enjoyed the time with our couchsurfing host Aziz, his great breakfast and the cai at his friend’s cafe.
Thanks to Aziz’ timing plan, we could explore almost every must-see site of Istanbul during our four day stay there.
We never felt unsafe although we noticed the lack of foreign tourists and the presence of police everywhere.

Game changers: What happened in Turkey

Part of our philosophy on this trip has always been to maintain a certain degree of flexibility. Overland trips, especially if they are lasting for several months or even years, tend to come up with surprises. Be it experiences you make and things you do or things that just happen beyond your ambit. At some point, you will most likely face a situation where you have to change your initial plan.

People and Stories from Turkey

People and Stories from Turkey

Game changers: What happened in Turkey

Part of our philosophy on this trip has always been to maintain a certain degree of flexibility. Overland trips, especially if they are lasting for several months or even years, tend to come up with surprises. Be it experiences you make and things you do or things that just happen beyond your ambit. At some point, you will most likely face a situation where you have to change your initial plan.

Also take a look at all the other destinations we have been to

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Croatia: 45.815011, 15.981919
Montenegro: 42.430420, 19.259364
Albania: 41.327500, 19.818890
Bulgaria: 42.682476, 23.306086
Greece: 37.971197, 23.717051
Turkey: 39.895917, 32.836915
Azerbaijan: 40.398020, 49.724140
Georgia: 41.721200, 44.811900
Armenia: 40.292500, 44.496600
Nepal: 27.708800, 85.320200
China: 39.913818, 116.363625
India: 28.613900, 77.216000
Iran: 35.576500, 51.383700
Pakistan: 33.694600, 73.064400
Tajikistan: 38.556757, 68.790894
Uzbekistan: 41.312300, 69.278700

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Croatia: 45.815011, 15.981919
Montenegro: 42.430420, 19.259364
Albania: 41.327500, 19.818890
Bulgaria: 42.682476, 23.306086
Greece: 37.971197, 23.717051
Turkey: 39.895917, 32.836915
Azerbaijan: 40.398020, 49.724140
Georgia: 41.721200, 44.811900
Armenia: 40.292500, 44.496600
Nepal: 27.708800, 85.320200
China: 39.913818, 116.363625
India: 28.613900, 77.216000
Iran: 35.576500, 51.383700
Pakistan: 33.694600, 73.064400
Tajikistan: 38.556757, 68.790894
Uzbekistan: 41.312300, 69.278700

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