Turkey is not such a popular travel destination for most Americans. In fact, it was reported by Turkey’s Ministry of Tourism that in 2006, only 2% of the almost 20 million tourists who visited Turkey came from the USA. But frankly speaking, if you are looking for a place to go to on your next vacation, Turkey is a much cheaper place to travel to than Europe. It’s actually one of the places I want to visit someday soon. I want to try the famous Turkish baths that I’ve been hearing so much about. I know that there are other countries and places which offer Turkish baths, but what better place to experience it than in the country where it originated from, right?
I heard that it’s not really difficult to go to Turkey even if you won’t be part of guided tours and will just visit the place to see the awesome sites on your own or with your family and friends. There are many travel agents who can help you book a flight to the country, and even local airlines have direct flights to Istanbul. There are also rental cars available at the airports in Turkey, and since street signs are in English, it’s highly unlikely for you to get lost.
I believe that Turkey holidays are truly worth it because there are lots of great hotels to stay in and place to visit, too. From five star hotels to smaller boutique inns that offer a lovely view of the harbor, Turkey’s got it. Plus, Turkey is home to some of the most famous Biblical places, one of which is Ephesus. Just think, if and when I do get to visit Turkey, I can enjoy soaking up the sun on its lovely beaches, investigate mysterious ruins, and visit historical places. Of course, I’ll also be able to relish a Turkish bath or two.