I still rate Turkey as the most exotic trip that I 've ever taken, especially once you leave Istanbul which is still very European. We used the public buses to get to our hotel from the airport and to the Grand Bazaar to mingle with the locals. I will never forget the trips to Cappadoccia (especially the early morning balloon ride), the fairy chimneys, the frescoed churches, troglodyte village, and limestone pools of Pamukkale. The Turkish bath was also a unique experience. If there is one place that I would like to revisit, it would be Turkey.