The bridge from the Middle East to Europe, Turkey certainly has a vivid culture and will come as a definite change to any Kiwi traveller – but for those who do get there, the cradle of civilisation will make for an unforgettable exchange experience.
Turkey is like an open air museum thanks to its magnificent heritage and historical and cultural monuments. The major cities of Istanbul and Ankara are very popular for visitors. Greece and Bulgaria to the west, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan to the east and Iran, Iraq, and Syria to the south are the border neighbors of Turkey.
At the crossroads of the East and the West, Turkish culture, from its cuisine to social life, bears the traces of different cultures. From traditional music to customs and traditions to religious ceremonies, Turkey is striking in its uniqueness – don’t miss out on the chance to see it for yourself!