Cide is located some 140 miles (225 kilometers) from Ankara, the country's capital.
While it can be tempting to just kick back and relax when visiting Cide, remember, the surrounding region's many scenic wonders are never more than a day trip away. Ulus and Amasra are two other places worth checking out while you're in Kastamonu.
Enjoy the Kastamonu (province) food culture by taking your tastebuds for a tour of the region's restaurants and cafés. Why don't you try etli ekmek (turkish pizza) or banduma (pastry with chicken)? Both dishes are a common fare in this region.
One of the most pleasurable aspects of exploring this incredible world of ours is making use of new languages, so invest the time to pick up some basic Turkish during your time in Cide. "Benimle dans eder misiniz?" translates to "Would you like to dance with me?" And also "Nerelisin?", which means "Where are you from?"
The 29th of October is Republic Day, so if you're lucky enough to be in Cide then, keep in mind that banks, business and some attractions may have changed opening hours as the country celebrates.
When it is time to depart Kastamonu, no doubt you'll bid this region a teary "Hoşçakal" But be comforted by the fact that you'll be leaving with memories and photos that you can enjoy for years to come.