Turkey - our favourite travel destination 2018


Turkey surprised us with its amazing landscape, beautiful people and amazing food.

Jake surprised me with a proposal. This country will be in our hearts forever.


Unfortunately we had 10 days in Turkey only. From Germany we got a cheap flight to Istanbul!

2 days of city Vibes in Istanbul already convinced us how amazing this country really is.

Where to eat

  • Dubb

    (Indian Food/ Istanbul centre/really good & spicy curries/good prices) 

  • Zencefil

    (vegetarian/vegan/good prices)

What to see

  • Blue mosque 

  • Beautiful view point  & photo spot

    (Kubbe Istanbul/ put it in maps and you will find it)

Good to know

  • Istanbul has 2 airports 

  • take a Hava Bus from and to the airports

    (cheap/good connections)


From Istanbul we took another cheap flight to Kayseri, a town with the closest airport to Cappadocia. Here are 4 things to know about Cappadocia before telling you where to stay, eat and what to do.

4 things you need to know about Cappadocia

  1. The hot air balloons fly all year, if the weather conditions allows it.

  2. Its already worth it to fly for one weekend, however if you love photography as much as we do, stay a bit longer so you will get a few amazing sunrises.

  3. Cappadocia has amazing cheap food, friendly dogs that are being taken care of by the locals.

  4. Cappadocia is the PERFECT place to propose.

Things to do

  • Fly to Keyseri

    (Istanbul-Keyseri/cheap flights/1h flight/organise pick up from your hotel)

  • Gröme sunrise viewpoint on the mountain 

  • Love valley 

  • Pigeon valley 

  • Once in your lifetime experience - book a balloon ride! (We booked ours Butterfly balloons)

  • Rent a car (30€) and chase Balloons!

  • Best spot to take photos (go to/park at Hot air balloons Cappadocia (type into your maps) & explore from there!


Where to eat

  • Organic cafe cafe (vegetarian kebap/beans/chickpeas/pumpkin desert)

  • Fat boys (great veggie options, cheap)

  • Silk Road (Cozy fire place for cold days, amazing lentil soup, try vegetarian plate, cheap)

Where to stay

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