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Off to Turkey – Watch This Space to Explore with Us!


I am soon off to Turkey to host an exciting culinary and cultural tour of my homeland! Me and 11 enthusiastic travelers and foodies, some of whom had been kindly at my Turkish cooking classes in Texas, will be exploring the many wonders of Turkey; so looking forward to it:)


We shall be exploring fascinating historical sites like Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, the battle fields of Gallipoli in Dardanelles, the ancient Greco-Roman city Ephesus at the Aegean coast, St Peter’s Grotto and the Mosaic Museum in Antioch (the world’s 2nd biggest) and many more. We all are very excited!


We shall loose ourselves at the wonderful smell, spices, colours at the Spice Market and Grand Bazaar,

We shall enjoy the wonderful Turkish cuisine like the locals do, and even better, will learn how to make it:)



So please watch this space to check out all the many wonders that we will be experiencing at my homeland in the next few weeks. I will try and post news from Turkey, my homeland, whenever I can and I hope you enjoy it:)


Best wishes for safe travels to all – Iyi Yolculuklar!

9 Responses to Off to Turkey – Watch This Space to Explore with Us!

  1. Dzoli July 20, 2011 at 3:33 am #

    Oh I cant wait for your blogs from there:) All the best:)

  2. Ozlem's Turkish Table July 20, 2011 at 9:04 am #

    Thank you very much, look forward to sharing:)
    Ozlem

  3. Misbah July 21, 2011 at 12:07 am #

    Love Istanbul, wish I could join.
    Be sure to wisit Nimli, the best meze experiance we had. World best baklava place is also just beside Nimli.
    Have a nice and safe travel.

  4. Barbara July 21, 2011 at 2:45 am #

    I'd love to take a cooking class with you! Have a great trip – I am slightly jealous, wish I could be there, to….

  5. Ozlem's Turkish Table July 21, 2011 at 3:24 am #

    Merhaba Mizbah and Barbara,

    Many thanks for the comments, I hope we can get to travel to Turkey sometime, so nice to hear positive comments about my homeland. Barbara, hope we get to cook together sometime soon too:)
    Will be in touch from home,
    Best wishes,
    Ozlem

  6. Misbah July 23, 2011 at 1:07 am #

    Can I send you a mail?

  7. Erica (Irene) July 23, 2011 at 1:23 am #

    I can hardly wait to read your Blog about it….I love Turkey. I've been travelling to Turkey now for 25 years and I love it there as my husband is from Izmir. The food in Turkey is amazing…and I've learned a lot and cook it quite often.
    Wish I could go with you. :-)))

  8. Ozlem's Turkish Table July 26, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

    Merhaba from Istanbul:)

    Sure, you can emaıl me on ozlemsabuncuwarren@gmail.com. I look forward to sharing our adventures in Turkey,
    Best wishes,
    Ozlem

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