Not quite Asia and not quite Europe, Turkey is a melting pot of the East and the West. Remote workers include it on their coliving adventure so they can enjoy a bit of everything.
Some of the country’s most beautiful mosques are worth checking out - the country has over 80,000 of them. There are many other things to do, including visiting picturesque, turquoise hot springs, and mountainside tombs.
It’s fairly easy to get to and from your coliving space - by air, bus, or train. Car rentals are possible but depending where you are the roads can get a bit rough. For longer rides, the train is preferable over the bus, especially if you can find an air-conditioned one.
Turkish cuisine is quite rich - just think of their delicious desserts, like Turkish delight, and baklava. Turks also have many kinds of delicious bread to go with their soups and dips at every meal. Breakfast can also be pretty epic - eggs are prepared beautifully here.
The Turkish climate is different depending on where you are. On the Mediterranean or Aegean seas, summers are hot and dry while winters are cool and wet. By the Black Sea, it’s a bit cooler and wet year-round. Further inland, summers are warm and winters often drop below freezing.
Here are some fun facts about Turkey:
- Turks consume the most tea per capita - they’re estimated to consume 3 kilos of tea per person per year
- It has been illegal to wear that “fez” hat in Turkey since 1925 when the country wanted to seem more western.
- Jelly beans began as an American version of “Turkish Delight”
- It’s a country of young people, with have of them under 30
- Istanbul is the only city built on two continents
- The Turks invented parchment when the Egyptians halted papyrus exports in fear that the Turks would have a bigger library
- A few hundred years ago, Turkish women could legally divorce their husbands if they didn't provide enough coffee