Turkey and Qatar Trip 2019

28 Jul 2019 Yohannes Yobel Budiman
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This Trip started on 21 March 2019 until 1 April 2019. I travelled with my mom, dad and eldest sister. We used Qatar Airways (CGK - DOH, DOH - IST)

Before going to Turkey we stayed at Doha, Qatar For 2 Nights. Weather in Doha was good, around 19°C and no rainfall at all. First Day in Doha, we went to Museum of Islamic Art, Katara Culture Village and Souq Waqif traditional market (they were selling Falcon!). We had an amazing cultural dinner at Parisa Restaurant in Souq Waqif.
On the second day, we had Full Day Dessert Safari. We did sand dunes (which was thrilling), before started the sand dunes, the driver deflaten the tires to 13ps so the car could move over the sand. After that, we had lunch in their basecamp on the Aegean Sea beach. We also rode a camel in the beach. My sister and i played the sand boarding there. This day was really fun!
See our photos below!



On our Turkey Trip, we used Traveltalk Tours (10 Days) which recommended by my sister friends. Turkey is famous in Australia, so our tour members mostly were Australian. We travelled with Mr. Mustafa as our tour guide. "Mus" was really helpful and friendly during this tour and we really enjoyed this tour. We Travelled to several place in Turkey. they are Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia and Ihlara We tried Turkish famous dish, Kebab. It was really delicious and much better compared to kebab in Indonesia. I also tried Baklava (Turkish Cake), Claypot Turkish Meatball and Turkish Ice Cream that taste so so but the "food experience" was really something haha.

Yeah! as you guys can guess, we did Hot Air Baloon Ride in Pamukkale! too bad we couldn't do it in Cappadocia due to weather.

This was my first snow experience! It was freezing in Cappadocia with -3°C. We did Offroad Safari in Cappadocia (as we couldn't do Hot Air Baloon there). It was thrilling but really fun!

We visited some ruins from Ancient Greek and Roman such as Temple of Artemis, Library of Celsus, Troy Statue, Aspendos Ampitheater, etc

Picture of Aegean Sea taken from some spots