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Turkish Delight, Kilis, Turkey travel blog

Turkish Delight

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... us, our home, our jobs, Canada, family, etc.  These have been invaluable!  Also, one of the best things I bought in Turkey was an Atlas.  I ripped out the Europe and Middle East as well as the World pages so we can talk to people about ...

Gallipoli, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Gallipoli

A travel blog entry by daveaway

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... rather hysterical when I was on the bus back to Istanbul however. We had just taken the ferry across to the European side of Turkey when the congestion of cars trying to exit reached breaking point, quite literally. It was only a small dint in the side ...

You're a Turkey, Antalya, Turkey travel blog

You're a Turkey

A travel blog entry by daveaway

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... guys you could ever meet, although with a unique accent that was at times difficult to understand. Unfortunately my early days in Turkey were tarnished by sickness again, and I decided enough was enough and took a few days off while taking medication. ...

Back on the road, Jack, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Back on the road, Jack

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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  From Istanbul to Istanbul, in a year. Seems like only yesterday I was arriving in Turkey, from Russia, before doing a quick turnaround and heading off to Indonesia for a guest stint on a broadsheet startup. It was, only that was 2008 and this is ...

Warmer Climes, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Warmer Climes

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... had travelled very little previously, but John had been to Turkey twice before, so spoke some Turkish. Istanbul (population 15 million), Turkey's major city (and a huge sprawling city it is), is like a piece of Turkish delight waiting to be devoured - ...

Thinking of Gazientep?.....Don't, Gaziantep, Turkey travel blog

Thinking of Gazientep?.....Don't

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... sure, open as of the first week of June 2011.....just another lie.  It is not open and has no opening date set....ahhhhh......Turkey!!!!! Jan's take on Gazientep:  the pictures are mine. Deb & I were at a bit of a loss for what to see ...

Lunar Landscapes, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Lunar Landscapes

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... Bedrock (i.e., the Flintstones). It is a weird and wonderful place; there are many unusual land formations in this area of Turkey called Cappadocia, a World Heritage Site. Our first day was spent exploring the Goreme Open-Air Museum, a cluster of ...

Istanbul onwards ... the journey is rejoined, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul onwards ... the journey is rejoined

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... and look if you want to invite the question. For visitors of the myriad antiquities, they are the face of Istanbul, Turkey's cultural paradise. They carry themselves as guides to the mosques, palaces, museums, but give them five minutes and they will ...

Pools of Emptiness, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Pools of Emptiness

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... walking out and allowing their children to make 'snowballs' out of the calcium build-up.  Sad. I have been looking forward to Turkey for the 'untouched'  and 'no boundaries' type of places to explore.  But it's easy to see how that can ...

Cappadocia - lost for words!, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Cappadocia - lost for words!

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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I am in absolute awe of the landscape here.  All I want to do is explore valley after valley and keep going deeper.  Rock formations carved and sculpted  over years of wind and rain create amazingly beautiful shapes.   No matter ...

Ramazan Ends, Antakya, Turkey travel blog

Ramazan Ends

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... so struck up a conversation with Urs. The other men teased the Kurd mercilessly. Kurds are the largest minority in Turkey and although their teasing was good-natured, very real tensions do exist between the Turks and those of Kurdish ancestry. Just ...

Istanbul not Constantinople, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul not Constantinople

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

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We made it! I am exhausted and totally ready to go to bed. The Representative from Friendly Planet met us at the airport and loaded us onto a bus and took us to the Point Hotel near Taksim Square giving us a little history as we went along. ...

Bible Stories, Efes, Turkey travel blog

Bible Stories

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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To wander through a place that held such significance in the past, and has references in the Bible.  What a strange feeling to be in this kind of place.  To walk along the same streets that some of the apostles walked.  To read through the ...

Waiting for the Laundry, Fethiye, Turkey travel blog

Waiting for the Laundry

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... trued and I got a set of new tires.  Not the ones they brought us mind you.  Those were terribly thin 'made in Turkey' tires.  Instead, they ended up taking the new tires off of a display bike to give us.  I wonder what tires they ...

Ttttteeth chatttering and Ttturkish ttttraditions., Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Ttttteeth chatttering and Ttturkish ttttraditions.

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

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... and sat there the entire day. A local lad who was walking by, joined us for a few hours of insightful conversation about travel, Turkey, and the secrets of local establishments. The café was rated number one on trip advisor for coffee and it didn’t ...

All Tombed Out, Kas, Turkey travel blog

All Tombed Out

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Had a beautiful day of cycling along the coast today.  I can't believe the colour of the water!  I can see why it's called the Turquoise coast.  Rugged cliffs plunge to the water below where waves beat the rocks into sand to create ...

1000m high with a dude named Volkan, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

1000m high with a dude named Volkan

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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Ahh yes. The dreaded overnight bus was upon me. Just have to man up. Just get through it. Look at the bigger picture. These were none of the thoughts going through my head. Hah! Anyways, I digress. It is probably a good thing we left Olympos when we did, ...

Icecapades, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Icecapades

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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Where to start?! Early morning pick-up from our hotel and we were soon flying along the highway at the brisk pace of 70km/h. If that seems like it's not fast enough on perfectly paved highways, you are correct. Unfortunately some of the ...

Knumbness, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Knumbness

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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I have not felt much regarding going home.  Not elation, not even sadness, just nothing.  I don’t know if I’m not willing to admit our trip is over or what.  Over the last few weeks, every time I picture going back to Canada, I ...

Cycling in Turkey, Seferihisar, Turkey travel blog

Cycling in Turkey

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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At first we were a little concerned about what this might be like.  So far our experience is that there is very low traffic, usually shoulders, and drivers give you lots of space.  The road surfacing could do with a little improvement.  ...

Visiting the Capital, Ankara, Turkey travel blog

Visiting the Capital

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... clerks people in stores and hairdressers are men. There are more women in "behind the scenes" positions. Like many countries, Turkey has high stakes entrance exams for people wanting to get into university. Karla told us that they are very difficult ...

Heading South, Kilis, Turkey travel blog

Heading South

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Last day in Cappadocia was a dreary one.  Tried to go for another walk to see Love Valley from below and walked straight into a cold air mass.  Thinking that we would be shortly walking away from the clouds it would be OK.  But of course, ...

Iron Gut to the Test, Urla, Turkey travel blog

Iron Gut to the Test

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... few days were Brian's turn and today it's mine.  Best guess is that he picked up something in Athens or on the boat over to Turkey.  So we've been in Urla.  Not a tourist town in the least.  I did a little internet search that came up ...

Istanbul in a day, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul in a day

A travel blog entry by madman96

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We start the day by heading to the train station to get what we presume are tickets to Bulgaria, Serbia and Croatia but aren't quite sure given the challenging language barrier.  Next, we head to Topkapi Palace which is breathtaking.  Among ...

Back in Istanbul..One Year Later, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Back in Istanbul..One Year Later

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... less off the tourist path so it has been challenging at times, frustrating some of the times and funny all of the time.  Turkey is a Muslim country - the call for prayer is the only constant - 5 times a day from every turret and minuet on what seems ...

Our journey has finally started, Icmeler, Turkey travel blog

Our journey has finally started

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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Day 1 - June 15 2007 Home to Icmeler, Turkey Accommodation - Alinder Hotel Arrival Airport - Dalamar Today was always going to be an emotional day but maybe we never realised just how emotional. For the last 7 weeks we have been living węth Mum and ...

Gobble Gobble, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Gobble Gobble

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... I spend the afternoon inside the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. These are the two most fantastic and grandiose structures in Istanbul, Turkey, even the world. Quite a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Before the sun went down I made my way down ...

From Sea to Tree, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

From Sea to Tree

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... who knew?  Not us.  For a look at some of it, check back - I am going to have to work backwards thru Turkey with the pictures and stories. Jan's blog..... Cruising the Aegean & Mediterranean Seas. Up and out early early as owner Adam kindly ...

Turkish reflections, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Turkish reflections

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... in Madrid and got down into the Metro, (right in the airport)  did the stark measure of how colorless and clouded Turkey had been.  The clothing was bright, people were talking loudly - we hadn't seen many people talking really.  Women ...

Random Acts of Kindness, Seferihisar, Turkey travel blog

Random Acts of Kindness

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... few stories here. *One particularily rainy and miserable cycling day we decided to stop for a warm up and get some tea.  Luckily in Turkey these places abound.  In one little town I pulled over the bike to do a quick scan of the main drag to see ...

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