It’s traditional for families and friends to get together on the fourth Thursday of November, but if you’re hankering after something different, why not try one of these alternative places to spend Thanksgiving. I’ve looked for places that are associated with the festival of Thanksgiving rather than just places in the US. Okay, so there might be some tenuous links but trust me they are there! If you’re looking for some very alternative places to spend Thanksgiving check these out!
I have never really made the connection as to why Turkey the country is called Turkey and why the bird is called Turkey (trust me the story is wayyy too long to tell here but if you’re interested read this straightdope.com) but, it is what it is and no matter how strange the link, it seems obvious to me that one of the alternative places to spend Thanksgiving is indeed Turkey. It’s actually a pretty good choice in November too. The summer tourists will have gone home meaning you’ll have more space to enjoy the attractions of this country, which it has to be said, are truly, truly magnificent. It will still be warm enough for days on the beach in the south, Istanbul is captivating and the ruins around the country mesmerizing. This is where Turkey and all the trimmings takes on a whole new meaning.