(Closed) Honeymoon in Turkey and Cyprus?

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I hope I don’t completely offend someone with this, but I wouldn’t consider Turkey simply due to the country’s recent unrest and the dangerous things that have gone on in the past few months.  I’m sure that there are perfectly fine and safe spots to visit, I just wouldn’t choose this location myself.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@KristenGotMarried: +1

@QBbride: I’ve seen what’s going on in Turkey and well.. I wouldn’t go there myself either..

Just googled this. Maybe it will give you a better insight.

 

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@QBbride: I am so sorry to hear that. Did you have anyone go there recently?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve been to Turkey and LOVED it!  Granted, I was there a few years ago when there wasn’t civil unrest, but I will say I have travelled to other countries that have been experiencing civil unrest (Thailand, Kenya) but in general, the demonstrations aren’t in the main tourist areas.  As long as you don’t get mixed in with protests, you should be fine.

As far as what to see in Turkey – I can’t rave about Istanbul enough!  Gorgeous city with lots of amazing culture and fascinating history.  Gallipoli is also interesting (if you’re unfamiliar, it’s the scene of a tragic battle of the Anzacs (Australia & New Zealand Army Corps) from WWI – similar to our Normandy from WWII) and quite near the ancient ruins of Troy.  To be honest, I thought Troy was overrated but that could just be me.

Further south, Pergamum and Ephesus are absolutely fascinating places!  Definite must sees.  I know we stayed in Kusadasi when we visited Ephesus and made a day trip of it, can’t remember exactly for Pergamum.  

I’d still plan on going to Turkey – especially as your Honeymoon isn’t for another year.  More than likely, the civil unrest will die down in that time and overall, Turkey is a very safe country to travel to.  It’s one of the most stable Muslim countries in the world and very tolerant of westerners and our style of dress. 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We’re considering a honeymoon in Turkey for Spring 2012 — haven’t booked anything though. I’ve been following the news and we haven’t made a 100% decision yet. We would love to travel there at some point though, so it’s still at the top of our list.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@QBbride: My fiance and I are considering the exact same places for our honeymoon in October 2012. We’ve decided to wait and see what the next few months hold before making any solid plans.

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