Ten misconceptions when travelling to Turkey can be extremely misleading, please visit this beautiful country to see for yourself.
Turkey is dangerous
No, it’s not! It’s among the safest destinations in Europe, by and wide. In several countries these days, violent events occur, including in Europe and North America. Mid-east quarrels may make headlines, but they are in other nations. Approach Turkey’s extreme southeast coast cautiously for now, but move freely in the rest of the world. The majority of travellers comment on the Turkish people’s friendliness and hospitality. It’s exceptional.
Turkey is friendly; it is, in many respects, as safe as Europe and North America, even though no location is entirely safe. To put it into perspective, here are some travel hazard figures. Even though Turkey is reasonably safe, nowhere is a crime-free location, so act like you would anywhere in the world! When is the best time to visit Turkey? Anytime!
Turkey is cheap
It’s no longer the trading destination it once was. Still, recent Turkish lira devaluations have now made it much cheaper, and it’s more popular than ever before, becoming the world’s sixth most popular destination a few years ago. And the money is well worth it.
Turkey is a small country
One of those “little countries” is Turkey. Only push it all out in a week. No, Turkey is the world’s 37th biggest country of 235. It is more significant than France, Germany, Poland, Syria, New Zealand, and most other nations, more significant than Texas and almost twice the size of California. Transport can be time-consuming as most people travel by bus due to its affordability.
I can buy my visa when I arrive in Turkey
Not every traveller requires a Turkish visa, but if you do, before you fly to Turkey, you must buy it online. They’re not going to give you a visa on arrival any longer.
Planes and trains go everywhere in Turkey
No they don’t! There is no train service for some tourist destinations, and most plane trips require a connection with either Istanbul or Ankara, making plane visits longer. Buses are going everywhere it is essential to schedule your transport carefully.
I can plan my entire trip easily
For quick trips, yes. But if you want to visit three or four areas within ten days, you have to get all the information precisely right in advance, particularly the transport. Until you have all the information arranged, make no reservations, and if you need help, get it early. Every travel agent advises you that re-designing a half-reserved trip can be a nightmare.
Turkish hotel prices are high
In comparison to, say, New York City, where breakfast is rarely included, and taxes and charges can add more than 17% to your bill, most Turkish hotel prices include a big regular buffet breakfast and all hotel taxes and service fees.
Islam in Turkey is strict
Turkey is, a democratic republic divided by faith and state. Most Turks consider themselves good Muslims, and religious practice has increased in recent years, but as in many countries, spiritual observance practices differ. There is a strictly observant minority, another minority never goes to the mosque, and others are in between. Muslim religious traditions are not supposed to be practiced by non-Muslims. When not on the beach, I would say it is polite to wear a cover-up when walking along the promenade, visiting shops and restaurants.
I should buy a carpet in Turkey
Most carpets sold today in Turkey are produced in other nations, such as China, India, Bangladesh, etc. Machine-made, with chemical dyes, they can be. It doesn’t mean you’re not supposed to buy them; you know what you’re getting. Turkish carpets are hard to resist; they’re incredibly gorgeous, but how are you going to get them home? They are a terrific investment if you own a property in Turkey, as having them cleaned is incredibly cheap.