Chloe and Francisco
Dear Friends and Family, We have set up a honeymoon registry for our post-wedding trip to Turkey for two weeks, which will include relaxing on the coast on the Bodrum Peninsula, culture and sightseeing in Istanbul, and exploring the lunar-like landscape of Cappadocia. We can't wait and thank you for helping make this trip so special. Wanderable accepts international credit cards and $1 US is around £0.65. Chloe and FranciscoTurkey Bodrum, Turkey Turkey Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, Turkey
After the wedding we will head straight to Bodrum Peninsula on the coast for some serious relaxation at the Maçakızı Hotel in Göltürkbükü.
Help us start our honeymoon off right with dinner on our first evening in Bodrum.
We will visit Bodrum, a short drive from Göltürkbükü, where we will visit Bodrum Castle and the Museum of Underwater Archaeology.
We will relax by the sea and take advantage of the night view at Barbaros Bay from one of the bars at the Kempinski Hotel.
After relaxing on the beach in Bodrum we'll be ready to take on the sights of Istanbul. Contribute to our hideaway from the busy city at the House Hotel Galatasaray.
We will visit the Blue Mosque and its venerable neighbour Hagia Sophia, before investigating the watery depths of the Basilica Cistern, also known as the "Sunken Palace".
Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Ave) is a perfect metaphor for 21st-century Turkey. At one extremity is frantically busy Taksim Square, the symbolic heart of modern Istanbul. At the other extremity ...
We will soak in the views of the city at the end of our first day in Istanbul at one of the city's rooftop bars.
We will visit the opulent Topkapi Palace, a major sultan residence during the Ottoman Empire and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Istanbul Archaeological Museum's superb collection of Greek, R...
We will meet with our Turkish friends at Istanbul's superclubs on the Golden Mile for drinks, magnificent views of the Bosphorus and a night to remember!
We will take a romantic boat trip along the Bosphorus straight, which divides European Istanbul from Asian Istanbul, and have lunch at one of the excellent seafood restaurants on route.
Chloe needs her art fix and the first stop is the Proje4L/Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art in Levent, next up is the Istanbul Modern in Tophane which is showing the first instalment of the Young Ar...
The 13th Istanbul Biennial, an internationally significant contemporary art exhibition, will be taking place while we are there and will be a great opportunity to explore art venues in the city.
Help us relax in one of the city’s world-famous hamams (Turkish baths). Sauna, pool, ready, set, go.
Lamachun (Turkish Pizza) is one of our favorite Turkish dishes and hard to find in the US. It is served at Tatbak and has been for several years. Tatbak is a popular lunch spot for business-minded...
We will visit a modern cafe at Ada that doubles as a book and music shop, and order a meal and Turkish coffee on their terrace.
We will enjoy a drink and the magical view over the city at Artiste Terasse.
We will try one of Turkey's most famous dishes from one of the country's best kebab restaurants.
We'll escape from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul with a relaxing day trip to the idyllic Princes' Islands and indulge in a fish lunch.
We are really excited to stay in the Argos Hotel in Uchisar, one of the cave hotels built into Cappadocia's breathtaking lunar landscape.