38 Comments

  1. Kurt
    August 12, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

    Looks like you guys had the most of your Turkey experience. Don’t tell everyone else, but you guys might be my favorite travel couple.

    • Andrew
      August 16, 2012 @ 6:21 pm

      Awww thanks. :) We had a blast. Though definitely need to remember to go slower. Despite which we leave tomorrow for a 10 day 4 country trip.

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    August 5, 2012 @ 11:25 am

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  3. London4Travelers
    July 24, 2012 @ 11:17 am

    I like to spend holidays in Turkey. Their travel tours are cheap, hotels are affordable and comfortable at the same time. Service is also great!

  4. Melissa
    July 15, 2012 @ 8:34 pm

    Hi, thanks for sharing your experience! Your pictures were AWESOME!
    I was wondering if you could share with me how you got to Izmir from Cappadocia…

    Thanks!

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  7. Bedi
    June 28, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

    Cok guzel!!!

    • Andrew
      July 1, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

      Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it. (No I don’t read Turkish, I know how to use online translators. :) )

  8. Laura
    June 28, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    I want to go back to Turkey! I only went to Istanbul and still need more time in that city as well :) Glad you and Ali had a wonderful time!

    • Andrew
      July 1, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

      Thanks. Turkey outside of Istanbul is well worth seeing. It is so different.I will be writing more about our trips, but over on Ctrl-Alt_travel mostly.

  9. Christy
    June 28, 2012 @ 9:40 pm

    I didn’t know you two had your honeymoon in Turkey! Pammukale looks simply breathtaking.

    • Andrew
      July 1, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

      Yup. It was nearly a year after the wedding, but Turkey was our official honeymoon. Pammukale is very cool and work the time to go “out of the way” to it.

  10. Erik
    June 25, 2012 @ 1:01 am

    Turkey looks amazing. I’ve only ever been to Istanbul, and I understand how great Istanbul is and the rest of the country just gets better from there. Add it to the bucket list :-)

    • Andrew
      June 25, 2012 @ 10:29 pm

      Yup definitely. Though spend some time here. The distances are further than they seem outside of Istanbul.

  11. Jennifer
    June 24, 2012 @ 11:52 pm

    Great overview of what sounds like an amazing trip! Looking forward to hearing more. We only have spent a long layover in Istanbul, so we definitely need to go back to experience what Turkey has to offer!

    • Andrew
      June 25, 2012 @ 10:28 pm

      Istanbul was a lot of fun. Definitely worth a full week. Though I can’t say much as I saw Rome for the length of a piece of pizza.

      I’ll be posting more on Ctrl Alt Travel over the next weeks.

  12. Leslie (Downtown Traveler)
    June 24, 2012 @ 4:35 pm

    Looks like a great honeymoon destination! Would love to visit Turkey one day.

    • Andrew
      June 25, 2012 @ 10:27 pm

      Yup, do it. It is well worth taking a month or two to wander through. So many diverse regions and sights to see and food to eat.

  13. T.W. Anderson @ Marginal Boundaries
    June 23, 2012 @ 8:50 pm

    Mmmmm Turkish food :) I haven’t been back since 2009 when I was in Bodrum for two weeks scuba-diving and enjoying the sites surrounding, but I’d love to go back and explore more of the historical sights away from the touristy areas. I was with a group the last time I went, so unfortunately my itinerary was a bit limited.

    Istanbul is another fabulous place. I’ve several friends who study and live there as well. Ephesus is a place I want to travel to on my next journey that way.

    • Andrew
      June 25, 2012 @ 10:25 pm

      We like the Turkish food a lot. That was one of the best consistent parts of the trip. We are pretty picky eaters and had no issues there.

      Ephesus is really worth seeing, but definitely on your own time without a group.

  14. Andrea
    June 23, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    I found Turkey to be so romantic – I can’t wait to go back there. Really sad we missed out on Pammukale – it was too far from where we were on the coast to justify the long trip for just one or two days.

    • Andrew
      June 25, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

      Where were you on the coast? From Selcuk it was only 3-4 hours, so could have been a single overnight.

  15. Natalie
    June 23, 2012 @ 6:08 am

    Izmir and Ephesus is just a two hour drive away from my base so I get the best of both worlds. In the city of Kars now and just done the Eastern Black sea region. Amazing is all I keep saying. Totally different from the rest of Turkey. Stick it on your bucket list, you will not be disappointed.

    • Andrew
      June 25, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

      There is definitely more of Turkey we would like to see. Especially your corner and more of the coast regions in general.

  16. Laurence
    June 22, 2012 @ 11:32 pm

    Ctrl-alt-travel is a brilliant name – love it! Turkey is on my to-do list too since seeing Pete and Dalene Heck rave about it, looking forward to heading there in the not too distant future with any luck :)

    • Andrew
      June 25, 2012 @ 10:22 pm

      Thanks Laurence. The new site has a few posts and a daily photo section, so feel free to check it out.

  17. The Time-Crunched Traveler (Ellen)
    June 22, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

    You guys sound so much like my husband and I — I love it! We are dying to visit Turkey as well. We keep talking about all the things we want to do and see there and not even six weeks sounds like enough! But what a place for you guys to experience your honeymoon. Lovely. We’re like you, too, we don’t want to just go to some exotic place and sit on the beach; we want to experience it. We took our honeymoon to Croatia a few years ago, and we spent three weeks there doing what we could have easily done in two just so we would have some more built-in time to relax. Normally for us, once the plane touches down it’s go, go, go! We’re getting ready to move to China in a few months for my husband’s job. We’ll be there at least a year. And although his job is definitely a motivation for going, we also want to be expats for awhile so we can travel, too!

    • Andrew
      June 25, 2012 @ 10:21 pm

      Cool. The expat life is pretty cool. Living in a foreign place is sometimes like traveling all the time. China sounds even moreso like that with the foreignness.

      We probably went a little too fast in Turkey, but that the stuff we wanted to see. We are slowly learning to go slower. There is this effort to want to see everything, but it ends up not getting to enjoy what you do see if you are always on the move. We get tired, hungry and grumpy and can’t get into the groove to enjoy things if we go too fast.

  18. Dalene
    June 22, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

    Ctl-Alt-Travel – that is pretty awesome!

    So glad I had the chance to meet up with you on your big honeymoon! Who doesn’t want to meet fellow bloggers while they celebrate their love? Haha!

    • Andrew
      June 25, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

      Exactly, it was a great time meeting you in Istanbul too. The new site is up though quite new. Check it out.

  19. Gillian @OneGiantStep
    June 22, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

    We loved Turkey – it is a beautiful place. Congrats on the new site – looking forward to checking it out!!

    • Andrew
      June 25, 2012 @ 10:16 pm

      Yeah it really is. The site is up and I am starting to post on it, so definitely check it out. http://ctrl-alt-travel.com

  20. CN Heidelberg
    June 22, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    Nice! We are hoping to go to Istanbul this fall for ~ 5 days but only 3-4 nights. We wanted a longer trip but are using up vacation time on a bunch of other things too. My friend really wants to go to Ephesus also, but I don’t see how this is possible in just 5 days. :/

    • Andrew
      June 25, 2012 @ 10:15 pm

      That should be enough to see Istanbul. But as much as Ephesus is an amazing place, spending either half your time getting out there and back or doing some crazy day-trip-flight thing is not a good use of time. Both Ali and I have some scattered Istanbul posts and can definitely give advice if you need help with the planning.

  21. Genevieve
    June 22, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    Cappadocia looks amazing

    • Andrew
      June 25, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

      Thanks. It was.