I had amazing holidays in Turkey. I spent nearly 6 weeks in sunny and hot Turkey. At first I was in Izmit to see my fathers side of the family ( You now you just have to visit your relatives ) and it was fun ! In the last few years Turkey completely turned into a industrial, wealthy nation . The politicians over there seem to be working hard and you can see the difference ! At this point I want to thank Recep Tayip Erdogan and all the people in his party and everyone else who helped and helpes building up Turkey.
It has come to the point, where I can say , that lifestandards in Turkey are now not only equal ,but even higher in some points like healtcare compared to Germany.
We did everything you do in holidays usually. And then ... we went to Istanbul !!!! For a week to go sightsseing. We saw everything you could see in Istanbul.It was mesmerizing.Istanbul is really a very special city.In Istanbul is EVERYTHING you could think of.And if you havent seen Istanbul you cant say, that you are welltravelled. Istanbul is a MUST for everyone.
So at first we saw the big isle of Istanbul, where the elite lived back in the old days. Its still a really elitess place but completely touristic now :)
I just love this picture.Isnt it perfect ?
Then we visited other relatives in their garden outside of istanbul :)
After that we saw Kizkulesi :)
To be honest its quite oricey for Turkey-standards and theres really not much to see there.So if you dont want to go there crazily I would recommend you to not do it,because it´s also wuite complicated for a foreigner with all the different boats and private services to find the right spot to go in this MEGA-city .
And then Dolmabahce sarayi...
phew... that should be enough for the first. I will continue it the next days ;)