Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 multi city flights to europe
  2. 2 One week in Europe
  3. 3 Switzerland in September
  4. 4 First time to Spain: Seville & Madrid
  5. 5 London Theater
  6. 6 Uber in Rome & Lisbon
  7. 7 Lyon airport hotel or downtown + taxi
  8. 8 UK or France or elsewhere, July 2018, good price from west coast?
  9. 9 Sweet villages to base in La Rioja
  10. 10 Help with my trip to Paris and London
  11. 11 where to stay between Salamanca and Zaragoza?
  12. 12 Positano or Sorrento?
  13. 13 Jamikins? Other Italy travelers? Need car info, please.
  14. 14 3 weeks italy itinerary
  15. 15 My final Prague itinerary
  16. 16 Last minute trip to Capri
  17. 17 Trip Report TRIP REPORT: Paris, Bordeaux, Dordogne, Toulouse, Provence, and more
  18. 18 weekend from cologne germany
  19. 19 Globus Iberian Tour
  20. 20 Last minute trip to Germany and Switzerland
  21. 21 13 nights in switzerland
  22. 22 10-Day Trip Planned..Need Recommendations
  23. 23 Earthquake near Naples
  24. 24 Greece - 8 days - Recommendations please!
  25. 25 Trip Report Estonia, Finland, and Iceland: Summer 2017
View next 25 » Back to the top

Weekend trip to Turkey/Asia

Jump to last reply

Hello, I am studying abroad for 3 months starting in September in Barcelona Spain. I have never been outside of North America before so I want to see Asia and Africa outside of experiencing Europe. Some friends and I will be visiting Morocco after school in December, so I want to go Asia on one of my 3 day weekends. I know this is the Europe forum, but Turkey was not under the Middle East forum so I posted this in both. I am on a tight budget so it needs to be cheap and not too far from Spain. This basically limits it to the Middle East. I am fascinated with the architecture and history of the Middle East, however my greatest concern is safety. The conflict with the Syrian War and ISIS concerns me greatly and makes me considering spending the money for Dubai or Qatar or even India to be more aware from the trouble area. I am a architecture student and want to study urban design/planning, walk able cities, historic preservation and public space. Some friends and I decided on Istanbul, but with the multiple bombings and the military trying to overthrow the government we changed our mind. We have considered 3 days in either Amman Jordan (day trip to Petra), Antalya Turkey, Bodrum Turkey, Konya Turkey, Izmir Turkey (Ephesus), Haifa/Akko Israel, Nazareth Israel, Tel Aviv Israel, or Jerusalem Israel. I am open to anywhere, but it needs to be cheap, easy to fly from Barcelona, and not a large safety threat. I know that all of Europe and the Middle East is dangerous, and I don't mind taking risks, but I need to be smart about it. Thanks for any suggestions.

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement