Ankara, the national capital, is located 110 miles (177 kilometers) southwest of Kastamonu.
Try not to limit yourself to Kastamonu; Kastamonu has been blessed with a wealth of man-made and natural attractions just waiting to be explored. Bostan, lays 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the north, and Taskopru is situated 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the west.
There's no nicer way to get to the heart of a place than tasting the local produce. Etli ekmek (turkish pizza) and banduma (pastry with chicken) are two meals for you to try.
Making the effort to get your tongue around some common phrases in Turkish is one of the nicest gestures you can offer to the Turkish people. "Benimle dans eder misiniz?" is Turkish for "Would you like to dance with me?" You'll also realise that learning "Nerelisin?", which translates to "Where are you from?", can really make you look good.
If you're holidaying in Kastamonu on the 29th of October, partake in the events surrounding the annual Republic Day celebrations.
Sadly, vacations rarely last forever, but be rest assured, when it's time to say "Hoşçakal", you'll have many wonderful memories to enjoy.