Whether you want to get away from it all and escape to the sun or soak up the beauty of a glistening snow-covered wonderland, winter is a fantastic time to get away. Here are some of our favourite experiences you can enjoy on a Travelsphere Winter Escape.
Learn how to make Turkish coffee in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar
Turkish coffee is made in an ibrik or cezve, a long-handled pot traditionally made from copper. Finely ground beans are combined with water and sugar if required, then simmered and served black, sometimes flavoured with cardamom. Head to Istanbul’s bustling Grand Bazaar to learn all about the art of Turkish coffee-making, then enjoy a cup with a slice of sticky sweet baklava, layers of filo pastry filled with chopped nuts and honey.
Learn about Turkish coffee-making on our Istanbul to Ephesus – A Winter Turkish Delight holiday.
Watch a demonstration of Silbo Gomero – a unique whistled language
Silbo Gomero is a unique whistled language used by locals on the tiny island of La Gomera in the Canaries. Based on the Spanish language and passed down by fathers to sons, it is well suited to La Gomera’s terrain of valleys and ravines and has been used for thousands of years as an effective alternative to shouting. It is thought that around 22,000 people can use the language correctly, and you can watch a demonstration on our Canary Island Explorer holiday.