THERE ARE CAPTIVE COUNTRIES. TURKEY IS DEFINITELY ONE OF THEM; MAYBE MY FAVORITE. With an ancient culture that survived various wars, fate tells the story of an affectionate people who honor and value their roots.
TEXT: LUIZ VICTOR TOWERS PHOTOS: PERSONAL ACQUIS AND SHUTTERSTOCK
My first visit to Turkey was three years ago, and I must say, it was surreal! I returned to the country this year for a wedding and I need to share with you from VemTambém some of my insight and experiences in Byzantine Land. Warm, affectionate people reminded me a little of our culture. They are receptive; they open their homes and embrace the plurality of people passing through. Women greet each other with two kisses, men too. His joy in living reminds me a little of the Brazilian. The country is huge, and to cross it by car is quite a road trip. I’ve had the pleasure of exploring three paradisiacal beaches off the tourist trail, Marmaris, Bodrum and Izmir, as well as the residential islands that lie between the European and Eastern sides. I recommend it to anyone wishing to take a boat, cross the Bosphorus and visit the charming island of Kinaliada, a friendly, archipelago of 4,000 speaking inhabitants who do not speak English fluently, but a destination where I watched one of the most beautiful sunsets. of my life. An interesting experience to turn around and live as a tourist. Once in Istanbul, it is impossible not to visit the ancient city and its millenary beauties. But be sure to explore the cosmopolitan life of the city’s shopping center, such as the Bebek neighborhood, which houses major restaurants, bars, clubs, luxury hotels and boutiques. Neighborhoods like Karakoy and Galata are examples of hip and hip locations, full of trendy cafes and restaurants. It is essential to kick and get lost in the youthful energy of each location.
The gastronomy of the country is strong in seafood in the regions bathed by the sea and rivers; Another typical and iconic dish is lamb and its variations, as well as the various Mezzes, which are ideal for sharing and pinching while sipping raki, Turkey’s traditional beverage made from fermented grapes – looks like vodka and has an incredibly high alcohol content. The natives mix it with water to dilute it a little to make it drinkable. A feature about the country’s economy is that inflation is high, making the value of currency and cost of living very similar to that of Brazil. In fact, the real is even stronger in conversion, so I recommend buying a dollar and swapping for Turkish lira on landing. When you go out to eat, drink, walk, you will find everything very similar to a trip to Sao Paulo. A simple math is to think that the real for lire is 1 to 1. This makes travel somehow more affordable. The country and its inhabitants provide a formidable experience for adventure and culture lovers. I haven’t had a chance to visit Cappadocia, although I think it’s a must when traveling to the country. But if you can, go and realize that dream for me. These and more tips I separated for you to find in the hashtag #DicasdoLVnaTurkey, where I posted the photos and stories on my @luizvictortorres profile and shared with this hashtag. If you have any questions, you can talk to me on Instagram. I will love helping you make this unforgettable trip
NORTHERN CHARMS We will travel far beyond the capital Natal? Rio Grande do Norte adds different destinations for tourists seeking tranquility, history and adventure – all accompanied by a lot of helpfulness and affection that makes you feel like family. TEXT: RENATO FERREIRA PHOTOS: WIKIMEDIA, GOOGLE, FLICKR
Strong winds, very clear sand and a warm sympathy. But Rio Grande do Norte is not only that! Holder of the capital Natal, which receives international direct flights, the state has a reason for so much demand for its beaches and its beauties. The turquoise Atlantic blue that bathes the place only loses to the very feeling of being there. Lots of fresh wind, cold water and coconut and endless smiles. These are the experiences you will bring to life by charting a route along the northern coast of the region. Between dunes, lagoons and salt marshes, the hard part will be wanting to return home after realizing that the Northeast is increasingly offering a connection with paradise. In this issue, we have separated some unmissable points for those who seek to go beyond the Capital and to explore much more of the Brazilian region dearest to all. Ready for this trip? Write down our tips and Come Also Know the Charms of Northern Potiguar!
The Depth of Maracajaú If you are a lover of the beauties that nature offers to your eyes, Maracajaú is a must see destination that will forever transform your life. Famous for a set of reefs – baptized by parrachos – the clear-water beach forms natural pools of up to 1.5 meters perfect for tranquil dives and good souvenir photos. Local sailors, who respect and value your space, can offer you sea trips at the ideal time of tide. This place is located in the town of Maxaranguape, holder of the Cabo de São Roque, considered the closest point of the African continent. In addition to the natural wonders, you can take a moment to get to know the Tree of Love – two shelves that have loved and formed what today is a symbol of renewing the deepest feeling of human beings. How about making a romantic and super special trip to this destination?
BADALADO, TAKE OFF SÃO MIGUEL DO GOSTOSO The name already predicts how the city is: hot. And with this super curious bonus in your name, which is under 20 years old. Before, the municipality was a district of Touros and was called São Miguel dos Touros; The locals, in their creativity and pride of place, decided to unite the name of the patron saint with the surname of a folk character and in 2000 the new name of the destination was made official with full approval of the natives. Not only us, but a lot of people agree with that. Especially lovers of extreme and water sports. Tourism is one of the strongest points among kitesurfers and windsurfers, which fill the beaches and bring many colors to the city. But São Miguel do Gostoso doesn’t stop there. Those looking to relax, away from the hustle and bustle, can look down on Tourinhos Beach, with gentle waves and a backdrop of petrified dunes that total over 2500 years. Parrachos of Maracajaú Tree of Love Raft in Sao Miguel do Gostoso Beach in Sao Miguel do Gostoso
HISTORY AND FULL OF LIFE TOUROS Touros is the ‘Elbow of Brazil’, a region where we divide what we know between the north / south coast and the east / west coast. The historic destination is ideal for relaxing days by the sea and enjoying the local cuisine in its many restaurants. The sea is rough, but there are quieter locations, a few kilometers inland, where you can enjoy parrachos, as in Maracajaú. GALINHOS PURITY If you are looking for more eye candy even after a lot of adventure, put Galinhos on your path and be very happy with what nature preserves. To get to the city, it is recommended that you plan, in advance, the ideal transfer to get to know it, as your route requires knowledge of space, climate and use of specific vehicles. This is no reason for discouragement, quite the opposite. The paradise of Galinhos has an estimated population of two thousand seven hundred inhabitants and protects one of the most beautiful sunsets you will see in your life. It is worth planning to spend at least one night and one day to enjoy nature in its purest form in the Potiguar destination. Above, beach in Touros. Below, Galinhos beach. On the right, Genipabu dromedary and dune walk.
CLASSIC AND CURRENT: GENIPABU Thinking about Rio Grande do Norte and not thinking about Genipabu is a very difficult task that we cannot associate. This is because destiny is one of the most sought after and has its very well defined reasons. Who walks through Genipabu today, will not walk through the same Genipabu of tomorrow. The constant winds change their dunes daily and form paradise landscapes all the time! Activities not to be missed include buggy rides – with or without emotion, at your discretion – and dromedary rides that make you feel in the Sahara Desert itself with clear, royal oases. Worry about your hydration and your sunscreen, because the thrill and experience for a lifetime is guaranteed!