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One day in Turkey

NS
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One day in Turkey

Hey guys, I am in the area of Bulgaria in March. I have 1 day, possibly a day and a half to visit Turkey. I am travelling from Canada, first time in Europe. If you had 1 day/ day and a half, what would you see in Turkey? Interested in both cities and seeing more rural/village type areas. Just want to make the most of my day there. Thanks in advance :)

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1. Re: One day in Turkey

Justin, My response will probably not go well with the regulars here. My suggestion is if you are travelling overland from Bulgaria and have only a single day to spend in Turkey, then you should postpone your plans to visit Turkey until you have more time. If you were to be transiting Istanbul for a day, my response would be different. But, if you are making it overland from Bulgaria, I would make Turkey another trip. If you are really intent to visit Turkey for a day, I would suggest that you visit Edirne, also an architectural gem rarely visited by tourists. You would see Turkish city life, not in a megapolis as is Istanbul. The surrounding areas of Kesan will give you insight into Turkish village life (which in my opinion is not really unlike Bulgarian country life). Once again, the lure to visit Istanbul might be too great, but in your circumstances I would delay such a trip until you have more time for a more thorough visit to Turkey. Best of luck to your in your ultimate travel plans.

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Thank you very much for your reply, really appreciate the help. Would love to have more time in Turkey but that will be for another trip. First time in Europe, and just want to say I've been to as many countries as possible. I will see if I can work in a visit to Edirne during my trip :)

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Justin H, Are you more concerned about seeing something rather than getting a passport full of entry stamps? Each traveler has his/her own reason for traveling. yet, to be able to claim to have visited ........ number of countries in a brief time is somewhat ludicrous, IMO. Remember, there is a $60 visa fee for entering Turkey whether it be for one minute or 90 days. Good luck.

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I would scrap all those 1-day plans to see Greece, Montenegro, Serbia, Romania and Turkey which you posted here and spend nice week in Bulgaria. You will not be able to brag about visiting 6 countries in a week, but at least you will have nice vacation which wasnt spent in a car

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I just noticed this thread and had a laugh with my Turkish friends in the bar here. BUT, it's actually the kind of thing I do myself. I post a Listener Crossword entry to the UK every week (if I can solve the thing) and have notched up all sorts of countries for the stamp on the envelope, including Gibraltar, the Vatican City, San Marino and Liechtenstein.

If the $60 visa fee is not important to you, the city of Edirne is well worth a visit, since it has one of Sinan's finest mosques but has never grown too large. The restoration of the old Synagogue there is worth keeping an eye on.

I can recommend the Park Hotel (again, assuming $60 is not a big deal) and the nearby specialists serving liver kebab (far nicer than it sounds, I'm told).

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