Sunday, July 7, 2013

Things to do in Turkey!

Hi all!

So I am making a list of fun, unusual things to do in Turkey. Things that aren't on the normal top 5 lists.

Remember: I'll have 9 months there, so I need quite a long list. Let me know your ideas in the comments!


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  2. You should do the wax museum in Eski┼čehir. All the statues were made by the mayor.

  3. Avanos Hair Museum.

  4. I think that a must stop in Istanbul, since you'll have plenty of time, would be the Cartoon Museum.

    Set in a beautiful 17th-century medrese, this is one of the city's more unusual museums. Where instructors once lectured students in Islamic philosophy, they now give lessons in illustration, engraving and screen-printing.

    The permanent collection, with pieces dating back to the 1870s, illustrates the long-standing popularity of caricature and satire in Turkey. One of the most recurring themes is the insidious influence of the West.

    Temporary exhibitions are devoted to Turkish and foreign cartoonists. The museum also hosts Turkey's only humour library and an archive open to the public upon request.
    Let me know your opinion after your visit!

  5. These are some great options! Thanks for all the ideas.

    I'm especially fond of the Cartoon Museum idea. That sounds amazingly fun.

  6. Stayed two weeks in Istanbul back in Easter and was given a tour of the city by a friend.

    If you're looking for food when you're visiting the Blue and Red Mosques, highly recommend the meat balls at Sultanahmet Koftecisi Selim Usta. Even though it was crowded, I did enjoy the Sultan Museum/Palace and the Camlica Hill Park is an excellent place to view the city.

    We also took a ferry and drove to a spa at Yalova-Termal. (Only £4 pounds for the entire day!)

  7. Thanks for the ideas, Rob!

    I looked up Camlica Hill Park - it is gorgeous. Can't wait to go see it!