1. http://davidsbeenhere.com David's Been Here is touring all the top sites, main attractions and best day trips in Turkey. In this short video, David brings us to the iconic Ancient City of Troy. Located 30 minutes outside of Canakkale, this day trip is one of Turkey's most unique. Best known from Homer's Iliad, this ancient city dates back to 3000 BC, with 9 different stages of existence ranging up until 500 AD. Learn all about the levels, main sites and extensive history of this incredible archaeological site with David's local guide Uron, a Troy native of over 50 years.

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  2. http://davidsbeenhere.com Join David’s Been Here as they explore all the must-visit sites and top destinations in Turkey. In this video, David brings us to Turkey’s second largest city of Bursa. Located in the northwest corner of the country (just south of Istanbul), Bursa was the first capital of the Ottoman Empire and today thrives as one of the country’s most industrialized cities. Join David as he tours all the top things to see and do in Bursa, from the coolest historical sites to some of the best shopping. Most tours should kick off around Zafer Plaza and the Grand Bazaar, where visitors can explore one of the city’s most famous items of trade: silk. Located in the Koza Han section, you can explore two levels and over 40 shops of beautiful, authentic, 100% “ipek” (silk products)- the perfect gift or souvenir to bring back home. From here you can visit the stunning 14th century Ulu Cami, or Grand Mosque (a great example of early Ottoman architecture), the beautifully tiled Yesil Türbe (Green Tomb of Mehmed I) and Hisar- the citadel entrance and last remaining gate of the Old City Wall. A bit outside the city center, visitors can find Inkaya- a 600-year-old sycamore tree planted by the Ottomans… a great place to visit in the morning for some coffee/tea & breakfast! Most sites are within walking distance from the historic city center, so don’t miss a beat when you’re visiting this beautiful Turkish city!

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  3. http://davidsbeenhere.com David’s Been Here is touring all top best local sites and best restaurants in Bursa, Turkey. In this short clip, David heads into Tophane- the oldest district in Bursa, where he sits down for a meal at Haci Dayi Restaurant. Serving delicious, traditional Turkish cuisine since 1950, this must-try restaurant has an amazing menu selection and an excellent location, right next to the Bursa Clock Tower. David presents us with the restaurant’s signature spread: the Mixed Kebab Dish. Try out David’s recommendation or order any of their other delicious specialties off their menu for an authentic and unforgettable meal out in Bursa!

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  4. http://davidsbeenhere.com Join David’s Been Here as they explore all the top sites, flavors and best restaurants in Bursa, Turkey. In this short video, David brings us to the famous Arap şükrü area, where Deniz Tabagi Restaurant is located. Dating back to 1952, Deniz Tabagi has been one of Bursa’s best fish restaurants and local seafood markets for over 60 years. Situated in the heart of Central Bursa on a vibrant, bustling pedestrian-friendly street, Denis Tabagi is the perfect place to dine if you’re looking for some fantastic fish and seafood during your travels through Bursa. A fun place to visit during both day and night, check out David’s Deniz Tabagi experience to see why you should eat at this top Bursa restaurant during your visit!

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  5. http://davidsbeenhere.com David’s Been Here is traveling Turkey in search of all the country’s top sites, best stays and most delicious restaurants. In this short clip, David is in the city of Canakkale where he pays a visit to Yalova Restaurant. Dating back to 1940, this popular local eatery was once a bustling fish market along the coast of the Dardanelles. Today Yalova sits as Canakkale’s best seafood restaurant, serving up the freshest daily catches from the sea to your plate. With everything from fresh fish and shrimp to delicious oysters and clams, there’s something for every seafood lover at this fine Canakkale establishment. A great selection of wine is accompanied by some fantastic views of the Dardanelles, so make sure you call and book ahead to grab a table out on the terrace. What’s better than fresh seafood, great wine and stunning views of the sea? Experience them all at Yalova Restaurant, David’s favorite seafood spot in Canakkale!

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