Located in the middle between east and west, Turkey is a vast land of mountains, scrubland and coastline. There are both fascinating cosmopolitan cities and little hidden villages with ancient traditions to explore. Today, netferry takes you to the southern coast of Turkey, to the famous resort of town of Bodrum. The city is ancient and considered the homeland of the Gods; archaeologically it is 5000 years old. Today Bodrum's clear sea and sandy bays are still breathtaking, and the city remains a hub for art, history and culture.
There is a unique event that takes place in Bodrum, which in the past was widespread throughout Anatolia; a Camel Fight, known as Deve Guresi. It's not a bloody event like Spanish bullfighting; instead, the fight is between the two male Tulu camels for the female! These days, the tradition is dying out because of the costs of transporting the camels and reluctance from the new generation to train the camels for the fights. There are an estimated 1000 camels left in these fights across Turkey today.
May is the perfect month to explore the beautiful region of Andalusia in southern Spain. In today's blog, NetFerry lets you in on the parties and events taking place in Cordoba during the warm month of May! Cordoba lies in the Spanish hinterland, in the region of Andalusia. It’s a destination much loved by tourists, despite not being on the coast and has always attracted many tourists and travellers in search of Spanish towns with an authentic Moorish character.
There is some great architecture in Cordoba, the Arab-Christian Mezquita, the Royal Palace, the Roman bridge, medina, ancient watchtower tower, Torre de la Calahorra and the Jewish quarter with its fabulous synagogue.
Today NetFerry explores the Finnish city of Turku, lying at the mouth of the Aurajoki River, it's a fascinating and green place full of bars and cafés to delight your palate!
Turku is bilingual and local people speak both Finnish and Swedish, due to its geographical location on the border of the two nations. It's a northern European medieval city and all the elements of this history are visible in the town, you have the river, a market square, a cathedral and of course a castle! There is also a modern part of Turku and the city is full of contemporary culture and exciting events. In 2011 the city was the European Capital of Culture.
May has arrived! It's the perfect month to have an unforgettable holiday on the French island of Corsica. The island has a really varied landscape that includes both stunning mountains and crystal clear coastlines - you and your family will be spoilt for choice. Almost half of Corsica lies within a protected nature reserve, which means there are great hiking trails for all abilities. This wild island is perfect for a family holiday as you can have fun and adventures, or simply enjoy total relaxation on the many white-sand beaches, lapped by the Mediterranean.
Netferry's first tip for your family holiday is to avoid visiting Corsica in August! Take advantage of the ferry connections from early May onwards, to fully appreciate the island's tranquillity without having to suffer the crowds and high summer temperatures! We also recommend renting a car when you arrive, it makes it much easier to get around as public transport takes quite a while!
Have you ever wanted to visit Norway? But didn’t know which location to choose. We often imagine Norway as a country of magnificent fjords and epic landscapes, but how do you get to these remote places? And how do you choose the best location from which to explore? Well, Netferry can help you with this, we recommend that instead of heading by aeroplane straight for Oslo, why not travel by ferry to somewhere along the coast to make the most of the journey and make your holiday more environmentally friendly.
Netferry recommends heading to the little-known port of Flåm, a little village to the west of the capital situated in an area that is famous for fjords. Flåm lies at the end of Aurlandsfjord fjord, which is a branch of the vast Sognefjord fjord. Sognefjorden is also known as the King of the Fjords because it is the broadest and deepest fjord in Norway, stretching 205 kilometres inland from the sea.
Saranda lies on Albania’s southern coast and is a land of wonders, with enchanting beaches, crystal clear waters and fragrant olive groves. Saranda was known as Porto Edda in the 1940s, (controversially) in honour of Edda Ciano Mussolini, Mussolini's wife! Today the city looks like an open-air museum, there are the remains of an ancient synagogue with colourful and amazing mosaics and Lëkurësi castle overlooking the city from a hill.
Saranda has become an increasingly popular tourist destination, much loved by many European and especially Italian, tourists. Netferry explains how to get to this interesting summer seaside destination by ferry from Italy. If you are willing to take it easy and enjoy the boat trip over to Albania, then there are regular ferries from Brindisi to Saranda. One company serves all routes with a weekly ferry, the journey takes about 9 hours. These ferries can also carry vehicles, so you can travel safely with your vehicle in tow and get around easily once you disembark. Summer 2020 will see a new route from the Italian port of Bari, direct to Saranda and the journey time is approximately 11 hours.
This week Netferry travels to northern Europe to let you in on some of the best foods to try while visiting the beautiful country of Denmark. Here is a list of our favourite culinary delights:
Are you thinking about where to have your next family holiday? NetFerry suggests Malmo in Sweden, the surprisingly perfect destination for the whole family!