My husband & I are traveling to Turkey in August and looking for some advice. We have just over a week, but would like to spend the majority of the time in Istanbul exploring the city, enjoying the culture and the food and generally relaxing. The question is, if we want to visit ONE other location for approximately three days, where should it be?
We are looking for a place with strong cultural and food traditions, if possible - we love to learn about different ethnic cuisines, explore markets & farms and learn about the home cooking in countries. We are both adventurous eaters, especially my husband. I do not eat red meat or poultry and cannot handle too much dairy, but have no qualms about being around meat.
We have traveled alot - Thailand, South Africa, Argentina (twice!), Portugal, as well as a fair amount of time around Europe.
Any thoughts? We are open to anything.... Thanks in advance for the help!