Turkey— the county, not the bird, is a place of rich histories and stunning architecture. Bordering 8 countries, it’s a melting pot of cultures and people. Turkey is one of the main stops of the silk road, making it an important trading destination. Till today, the mercantile character of the country remains, manifesting itself through the various markets and bazaars that are bustling with traders who insist that he is giving you a good deal. It is also a place of spectacular landscapes, from the alien landscapes of Cappadocia to the ruins of Ephesus, Turkey is certainly a very diverse and interesting country. Here’s my guide and itinerary on what to see and where to stay in Turkey.