Holidays in Turkey and Flights to Turkey:
If you are planning a holiday in Turkey we have given you an overview on this destination.
For many thousands of years, Turkey has been one of the principal crossroads of the world - a place where camel caravans trekked down from the east toward the city now known as Istanbul, delivering spices and silks for the market-places of the west.
Turkey's landscape - though beautiful today - has been the scene of many battles and crusades held during the Ottoman Empire. Ancient monuments, temples, ampitheatres and castles stand side by side with resorts that offer every imaginable luxury. Pretty little fishing villages offer simple meals of fresh fish whilst luxury restaurants offer international gourmet cuisine. Shopping in Turkey :
Virtually every city, town and holiday resort in Turkey offers a good range of shops, from modern stores and boutiques to bustling bazaars and markets brimming with Turkish crafts, where bargaining is the order of the day. Copper and brassware, pipes, alabastger and onyx ware all make good souvenirs. Porcelain goods and hand-painted ceramics are also good value with beautifully decorated plates and ornamental tiles in all sizes. Leather goods, especially coats and jackets, are inexpensive, although of wildly varying quality, and light cotton fabrics fashioned into stylish European designs are another good buy.Eating out in Turkey :
It is worth visiting Turkey just for the good which is fresh and nutricious, with large, healthy amounts of grains and pulses used in the dishes which are often topped with yoghurt. Lamb is the basic meat of Turkish cooking whether in casseroles, as spicy meatballs [kofte
], as the famous sis kebap
- charcoal grilled on a skewer - or doner kebaps
served with pitta bread. Fish, which is priced in restaurants according to individual size, is usually fresh from the day's catch. Desserts are usually based on milk, such as sutlac
[cold rice pudding] or pastries soaked in syrup, like baklava
[flaky pastry stuffed with nuts in syrup]. Atg street corners you may find Turkish youngsters selling circular bread rolls, sandwich salesmen making up their products on the spot and other people selling corn-on-the-cob and a great variety of Turkish pastries.
Among alcoholic drinks are the light Turkish beer, excellent red and white wines and the national drink raki
which clouds when water is added giving it the name "lion's milk".
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