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| Updated on Mar 22, 2016

Visit Turkey for the Sights and Stay for Breakfast

It’s no secret that the Turkish culture includes the enjoyment of delicious foods and beverages.

Considering the positive health impact of eating fresh foods, it’s no wonder that Turkish cuisine has grown in popularity. If you’ve ever experienced an authentic Turkish meal, you’ll understand why.

It's never been easier to visit Turkey and indulge in the delicious cuisine and welcoming culture. In fact, the government offers processing of an electronic visa for Turkey on its dedicated website, and companies such as iVisa offer streamlined online visa services to make the process of obtaining a Visa for Turkey even easier. For example, iVisa accepts various types of payment to include several currencies, as well as Visa, Mastercard, and Paypal. The site offers 24/7 chat support, and the entire process takes about 2 minutes compared to the Turkish government website that takes much longer. Finally, the iVisa services include a very easy application process to save you time.

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Although the food is outstanding, having a meal in Turkey isn't just about the cooking - the experience of a meal shared in Turkey is more about the gathering of family and friends and the fun of having a table filled with delicious foods surrounded by delightful people. Take the first meal of the day for instance – the Turkish love their breakfast and serve it up with a variety of wholesome delicacies that may not be what you're accustomed to having first thing in the morning, such as flat white bread, grape syrup, hot lentil soup, creamy white cheeses, salty olives, boiled eggs, Turkish sausage, sliced cucumbers and fresh tomatoes.

If you’ve never had the pleasure of enjoying a traditional Turkish breakfast, here is what an authentic breakfast in Turkey would entail. The Turkish refer to breakfast as ‘kahvalit’, a derivative of a word that means ‘before coffee’ (turkishfoodpassion). This makes sense considering the Turkish prefer hot tea with their breakfast meal and often consume coffee after breakfast or in the afternoon. For the Turkish people sipping tea is an important part of the morning meal experience, especially when rich, black tea is served hot in translucent glasses.

When it’s time for tea or coffee, it’s time to take a trip to Turkey. Immerse yourself in a welcoming culture of hearty cuisine and locals who have a soft spot for breakfast, before coffee.

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