Ankara, Turkish's capital, is located 85 miles (137 kilometers) to the southeast of Bolu.
Bolu is crisscrossed with fabulous things to see and do, from firmly-established, must-see spots to lesser known nooks and crannies. Abant and Kindira are two other places you may wish to visit while you're in Bolu.
Often, the most cherished vacation moments are found in local restaurants and cafés. Are you ready to order yayla çorbası (yogurt soup) or kabaklı gözleme (zucchini pancakes)? Both dishes are popular in this region.
Authentic traveling is so much more than simply taking in the sights, it's also about the poetry, song and story of a place. Your experience in Bolu will become infinitely richer if you make the effort to try a few useful words, sayings and salutations in Turkish. "Benimle dans eder misiniz?" ("Would you like to dance with me?") is useful. Yet another useful one is "Nerelisin?" (Where are you from?).
The 29th of October is Republic Day, so if you're vacationing here at this time, be aware that many businesses may have irregular opening hours as the nation celebrates.
When the time comes to leave Bolu, you'll be sure to bid this place a fond "Hoşçakal" But be comforted by the fact that you'll be leaving with memories and momentos that you'll be able to enjoy for years to come.