Singles Vacations

Ahh. . . the singles vacations. The freedom to do whatever you want, whatever you want, whenever you want – but if all that time just becomes a bit, so only the head of one of the places we’ve chosen as tops for singles vacation trying to combine connect or cabin to Valentine’s Day and beyond. Meet your partner while dancing the tango, has an appointment with a power-hungry political formation, or hit the high seas with colleagues in the decoupled itself – what they are and whoever you want, your chances of success of love match increase with every visit to one of our top ten singles holiday.

Summer Fun

All favorite childhood memories are different, some will remember from school, some sports, mine tend to be about Summer Fun. Mostly during the holidays and adventure spent with my family during the bright summer months. They were not very rich family for the jet in the world was never really an option. However, our holidays were always fun and full of enthusiasm and discussion. What can you expect from a car full of children?

Was probably the best vacation of this trip, we took one to Alaska. We jumped into a motor home and drove all the way from California to the great state of Alaska, in what was certainly my experience most preferred to grow. Certainly when I was a teenager and as such, I did not want to spend the whole summer locked up with my family.

Cheapest flights to Istanbul

If you happen to have looked for the cheapest flights to Istanbul some years ago, you will be pleasantly surprised if you do the search now. As low-cost airlines inject more and more competition into international routes, budget flights to Istanbul are increasingly becoming easier to find, and even those on relatively skimpy budgets can now enjoy the staggering beauty of the Turkish capital, a relatively inexpensive, hassle-free journey included.

Things To Do In Istanbul

Things to do in Turkey

When the progressive West meets the traditionally Islamic East, it may either end up in a disaster or breed a multi-faceted construct that stuns with inherent contrasts and uniqueness. Luckily, the latter is true for Turkey, Istanbul being the ripest fruit of this dichotomy.

Things to do in Turkey by Open Travel Vacations

Top 10 Things to do in Turkey by Open Travel:
1. Sultan Ahmed Mosque
2. Pamukkale Thermal Pools
3. Whirling Dervishes
4. Goreme National Park
5. Cemberlitas Hamami
6. Hagia Sophia Museum
7. Blue Cruise
8. Ruins of Ephesus
9. Nargile Bars
10. Çoruh River Valley

Football

Turkey has risen to prominence in a number of sporting areas in recent decades. Football has seen a rapid transformation earning it third place in the coveted 2002 FIFA World Cup. Its domestic teams are dominated by Trabzonspor, Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray and Beşiktaş. Of these, Fenerbahçe’s European triumph came in the now defunct 1967 Balkans Cup. Galatasaray has seen the most success, winning the 2000 UEFA Cup and European Super Cup, as well as fielding many of the players for the international team. In recent years, Turkey has exported many of its players into top foreign teams including Inter Milan, Barcelona, Parma, AC Milan and Bayer Leverkusen, among others. As well as sending players abroad, the Turkish league has also attracted players into Turkey. World class players such as Gheorghe Hagi, Ariel Ortega, Cláudio Taffarel, Pierre Van Hooijdonk, Gheorghe Popescu, Mario Jardel, Nicolas Anelka, John Carew, Harald ‘Toni’ Schumacher, Falko Götz, Radomir Antić, Oscar Cordoba, Lincoln, Hakan Şükür, Mateja Kežman, Kleberson, Ricardinho, Roberto Carlos da Silva, Zoran Simovic, Frank De Boer, Rigobert Song and many more have played at some point, or continue to play in Turkey.

İzmir

turkeyİzmir is a province of Turkey in western Anatolia on the Aegean coast, whose capital is the city of Izmir. On the west it is surrounded by the Aegean sea, and it encloses the Gulf of İzmir. Its area is 11,973 km.2, population 3,769,000 (2007 est). The population was 3,370,866 in 2000. Neighbouring provinces are Balıkesir on the north, Manisa on the east, and Aydın on the south. Its traffic code is 35, and its capital is İzmir city. The main rivers of the province are Küçük Menderes Nehri, Koca Çay (with Güzelhisar dam), and Bakır Çay.

Regions of Turkey

The provinces of Turkey are organized into 7 census-defined regions (bölge), which were originally defined at the First Geography Congress in 1941. Regions as defined in this context is merely for statistical purposes and do not refer to an administrative division. Each region is listed below, with corresponding provinces within the region. However the official boundaries of the regions and the provinces do not overlap. Provinces, by custom, are accepted to be located in the regions where most of their territory remains.

Tourism

One of the fastest growing sectors of the economy of Turkey is tourism. Most tourists come from Germany, Russia, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Great Britain. Receipts from tourism amount to 3.6 billion dollars. The main tourist centers are resorts on the coast of the Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea (Bodrum, Kusadasi, Antalya, Alanya), Istanbul, Cappadocia and the ancient monuments of culture: Troy, Mileta, Ephesus, Hierapolis, Pergamon, Antalya and others.

Geography

Turkey is bordered to the north-east of the Black Sea and Georgia, in the east to Iran, in the southeast of Iraq, in the south to Syria and the Mediterranean in the west to the Aegean Sea and the north-west Greece and Bulgaria. Asia Minor (or Anatolia) covers 97% of the country and lies on a large, broad peninsula from east to west and 1650 km wide from north to south, 650 km long. The Pontic mountain chain in the north and the Taurus mountains in the south enclose the central plateau of Anatolia and then go into the huge mountainous area in the east of the country. Here emerge the Euphrates and Tigris rivers.

Etymology

The name of Turkey, Türkiye in the Turkish language, can be divided into two words: Türk, which means “Strong” in Old Turkic and usually signifying the inhabitants of Turkey or a member of the Turkish or Turkic peoples, a later form of “Tu–kin”, a name given by the Chinese to the people living south of the Altay Mountains of Central Asia as early as 177 BCE; and the abstract suffix –iye (derived from the Arabic suffix –iyya, but is also associated with the Medieval Latin suffix –ia in Turchia, and the Medieval Greek suffix –ία in Τουρκία), which means “owner” or “related to”.

The first recorded use of the term “Türk” or “Türük” as an autonym is contained in the Orkhon inscriptions of the Göktürks (Sky Turks) of Central Asia (c. 8th century CE). The English word “Turkey” is derived from the Medieval Latin “Turchia” (c. 1369).