Total relaxation in Turkey
From time to time everyone deserves a break. All those hours spent at work or travelling around the world can really grind you down. There are plenty of things you can do to help you relax after a hard day – take a bath, zone out in front of the T.V. or go for a light jog even.
But whilst these will help to recharge the batteries in the short term, sometimes it is not enough, and the only solution in this situation is to take a holiday somewhere warm where you have ample opportunities to spoil yourself – and few places on earth can offer such opportunities as the beautiful country of Turkey.
Do you sometimes finding yourself stuffing your face with chocolate or your favourite foods when you are stressed? This is because we all find comfort in eating and when it comes to food it is easy to see why Turkey holidays are so popular! You could either tuck into a delicious kebab from one of the many street stall vendors or sit down to the best Kahvalti – ‘before coffee’ – which is a giant bread polo called simit in the mornings. For vegetarians, Kumpir, a giant jacket potato stuffed full of vegetables and other fillings will fill you up until it is time to eat again – just make sure you do not over do it or you will regret it once you get home to the dreaded scales.
What is more appealing than the thought of sitting in a quaint and quiet street café, with a cup of coffee and a good book for company? One of the key features of Turkey is its café culture. You’ll find that the locals often crowd round small tables, loudly nattering to their friends and café owners about the affairs of the day. You may not be able to understand them, but with the sun on your back and a hot or cold drink by your side, you’ll really be able to appreciate that you are in the heart of everyday Turkish life!
City Centre Baths
The bath tub. Perhaps the one place in the home where you can escape from everyone and have some alone time for once. There is nothing as soothing as a nice bath but you will not have experienced anything like the world famous Turkish baths (also known as hammams) which are plentiful in the bustling cities of Istanbul and Ankara. You’ll be scrubbed, soaked, worked up to a sweat and lots more – it is a real experience that will leave you feeling cleaner than you ever have been before. Many top hotels will have baths in their complexes which is always a bonus when arriving after along flight or after a long day exploring the local sights.
Turkey has been for many years a holiday hotspot for tourists from all over the world. If you are feeling a bit run down, head to one of its seaside resorts or huge cities for a spot of relaxation this year!