Turkiye..in photos

I took a 10 day trip to Turkey this March and fell in love with their food, architecture, markets and beauty! We made our way through the chilly and quaint Cappadocia, the stone beaches of Antalya, snow white calcium clouds of Pammukale, the rustic ruins of Ephesus, the buzzing waterfront of Kusadasi and finally ended on a high note with the energy of Istanbul! If I end up writing about Turkey this post will end up being really long so I decided to make it into a photo blog. Here it goes..

Start of our journey
Start of our journey
The picnic basket in the domestic Turkish Airlines
The picnic basket in the domestic Turkish Airlines
Gozleme (cheese paratha)  at Şüküroğulları Restaurant, Urgup
Gozleme (cheese paratha) at Şüküroğulları Restaurant, Urgup
Our first breakfast at the MDC Hotel, Urgup, Cappadocia
Our first breakfast at the MDC Hotel, Urgup, Cappadocia
The sweetest orange (Portakal I've ever had!
The sweetest orange (Portakal I’ve ever had!
Hot air balloon in Goreme, Cappadocia
Hot air balloon in Goreme, Cappadocia
Sofra Restaurant, Urgup, Cappadocia
Sofra Restaurant, Urgup, Cappadocia
Chicken shish with rice, side salad, bread, pickled vegetables and Tukey's local beer - Efes at Sofra Restaurant
Chicken shish with rice, side salad, bread, pickled vegetables and Tukey’s local beer – Efes at Sofra Restaurant
Crisp cigars filled with local cheese at Sofra Restaurant
Crisp cigars filled with local cheese at Sofra Restaurant
Beans and rice at Sofra Restaurant
Beans and rice at Sofra Restaurant
Cay (Chai) and Apple Tea at Sofra Restaurant
Cay (Chai) and Apple Tea at Sofra Restaurant
Dondurma (Turkish ice cream) at Merkez Pastanesi, Urgup
Dondurma (Turkish ice cream) at Merkez Pastanesi, Urgup
Cay (chai), Apple tea and  Walnut and cream baklava at Merkez Pastanesi, Urgup
Cay (chai), Apple tea and Walnut and cream baklava at Merkez Pastanesi, Urgup
Delicious Walnut and cream baklava at Merkez Pastanesi, Urgup
Delicious Walnut and cream baklava at Merkez Pastanesi, Urgup
Bulgur pilaf with roasted veg curry at a local restaurant in Cappadocia we visited during sightseeing
Bulgur pilaf with roasted veg curry at a local restaurant in Cappadocia we visited during sightseeing
Lentil soup at a local restaurant in Cappadocia we visited during sightseeing
Lentil soup at a local restaurant in Cappadocia we visited during sightseeing
Ayran - Turkey's Chaas
Ayran – Turkey’s Chaas
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Efes beer on Konyaalti Beach, Antalya
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Simit (Crusty sesame bread) sold on the streets
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Cay or Chai at Best Western Hotel, Antalya
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Dinner buffet at Best Western Hotel, Antalya
Lunch at a local resaurant in Pammukale
Lunch at a local restaurant in Pammukale
Tea with a view at Charisma Deluxe Hotel, Kusadasi
Tea with a view at Charisma Deluxe Hotel, Kusadasi
Breakfast at Charisma Deluxxe Hotel, Kusadasi
Breakfast at Charisma Deluxe Hotel, Kusadasi
Manti (mini dumplings filled with meat) in yogurt sauce at Konyali Restaurant, Kusadasi
Manti (mini dumplings filled with meat) in yogurt sauce at Konyali Restaurant, Kusadasi
Cig Kofte and meze at Konyali Restaurant, Kusadasi
Cig Kofte and meze at Konyali Restaurant, Kusadasi
Ruins of Ephesus City
Ruins of Ephesus City
Ayran, white bean salad and meat balls at a tiny restaurant in Hocapasa Sokak, Istanbul
Ayran, white bean salad and meat balls at a tiny restaurant in Hocapasa Sokak, Istanbul
Baklava display in Istanbul
Baklava display in Istanbul
Veg pasta at Esmer Cafe, Istiklal Street
Veg pasta at Esmer Cafe, Istiklal Street
Chicken doner sandwich at Taksim Square
Chicken doner sandwich at Taksim Square
Chocolate, Vanilla and Pistachio dondurma from Mado, Istanbul
Chocolate, Vanilla and Pistachio dondurma from Mado, Istanbul
roasted chestnuts on the streets of Istanbul
roasted chestnuts on the streets of Istanbul
Tost (Toasted cheese and spicy sausage) and Cay (chai) on the Bosphorus cruise
Tost (Toasted cheese and spicy sausage) and Cay (chai) on the Bosphorus cruise
Meat kebabs at a tiny restaurant on Istiklal street
Meat kebabs at a tiny restaurant on Istiklal street
Spicy minced meat pizza at Hatay Medeniyetler Sofrası, Istiklal street, Istanbul
Spicy minced meat pizza at Hatay Medeniyetler Sofrası, Istiklal street, Istanbul
Hummus and pita at Hatay Medeniyetler Sofrası, Istiklal street, Istanbul
Hummus and pita at Hatay Medeniyetler Sofrası, Istiklal street, Istanbul
Sweet fried bread at The Spice Market, Istanbul
Sweet fried bread at The Spice Market, Istanbul
Lemon with candied lemon dondurma from Mado, Istanbul
Lemon with candied lemon dondurma from Mado, Istanbul
The best place for kebabs and grills in Istanbul
The best place for kebabs and grills in Istanbul
Spicy seekh kebab with warm pita, tzatziki, crisp pita, grilled tomato and chili at Zubeyir Ocakbasi, Istanbul
Spicy seekh kebab with warm pita, tzatziki, crisp pita, grilled tomato and chili at Zubeyir Ocakbasi, Istanbul
Turkish delight from Hafiz Mustafa
Turkish delight from Hafiz Mustafa, Istanbul
The picnic basket in the domestic Turkish Airlines
The picnic basket in the domestic Turkish Airlines on our way back
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