Travel Blogs from Selcuk, Turkey

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Ruins, Turkish buses and used car dealers, Selçuk, Turkey travel blog

Ruins, Turkish buses and used car dealers

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... ran the Venus Hotel were unbelievably helpful and gracious. Actually, our experience with pretty everyone we have encountered in Turkey has been glowingly positive. People here have been universally warm, cordial, and helpful and really made our ...

Return to Selçuk, Selçuk, Turkey travel blog

Return to Selçuk

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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The bus journey from Istanbul was a shocker. Really long and very uncomfortable. But there was a bus boy who served as much cold water, coke, tea or coffee as you wanted!!! AND he makes sure you get kicked off at the correct stop! Brilliant! We ...

Night Bus, Selçuk, Turkey travel blog

Night Bus

A travel blog entry by janda

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İ presume a lot have you have seen the Harry Potter movıes. Do you remember the scenes wıth the Night bus? (BTW Im typıng on an arabıc key board so bare with mistakes) SO we left the Istanbul hostel on a dolmus (15 seat mini van) to the bus ...

More Ruins, Selcuk, Turkey travel blog

More Ruins

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... this is not a large town and we saw may people driving tractors through the streets. We came to Selcuk to visit Ephesus, yet more ancient ruins in Turkey, dating to 800 BC. Our guidebook describes Ephesus as the "best-preserved classical city in ...

Hey Aussie, You Want Carpet ?, Selcuk (Ephesus), Turkey travel blog

Hey Aussie, You Want Carpet ?

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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The march through Turkey continues. Well we're in Selcuk at the moment for no other purpose than to see Ephesus which has been described as the finest example of Greek ruins (with Roman renovations apparently) anywhere in the world. The fact that ...

Ephesus and the Mystery woman, Selçuk, Turkey travel blog

Ephesus and the Mystery woman

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... woman again, who some of you will remember from travels in Egypt, which promises to make the trail through southern Turkey to Cappadocia a pleasant and pleasurable experience indeed. It should also entail some very interesting sights so I hope you stick ...

Getting Stiffed in Selcuk, Selcuk, Turkey travel blog

Getting Stiffed in Selcuk

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... there were calls from the shops and pushy sales tactics.  Here's looking forward to moving away and seeing some 'real' Turkey again.  We had a great time going through the museum and seeing some interesting sites.  As well, the food's ...

Morgans Bad day, Selçuk, Turkey travel blog

Morgans Bad day

A travel blog entry by janda

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So we arrıved ın Selçuk got off the nıght bus and after ıt drove off Morgan realızed he had left hıs favourıte hat (a blue baseball hat from Quıck sılver--hınt hıs bırthday ıs comıng up....) on the bus. Then on the way to our hostel ...

An Anniversary in Ruins, Selçuk, Turkey travel blog

An Anniversary in Ruins

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... in a bus station for 45 minutes, waiting for our next bus. After an hour on the second bus, we arrived at our destination, Selcuk. It was 6:15 a.m. and nothing was open, not even at the bus station. We wandered the deserted streets, looking for a place ...

3 lunches but why?, Selcuk, Turkey travel blog

3 lunches but why?

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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Leaving in the morning we headed South and soon found ourselves in Troy. This was a pretty cool place and we wandered around for a while learning about the history of the city. I climbed inside a giant Trojan horse and photo-bombed a bunch of tourists. ...

Three days four nights, Izmir: Selcuk, Sirince, Foca, Bergama, Turkey travel blog

Three days four nights

A travel blog entry by charlotte

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... guys?, France, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Portugal, Malaysia, England (that's me ;)), Australia, America, and of course Turkey). We caught the luxurious Nilufer coach from Istanbul late on Friday night and said goodbye to chaotic Istanbul in search ...

Dalyan to Selcuk, Visit to Sirince, Selcuk, Turkey travel blog

Dalyan to Selcuk, Visit to Sirince

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... of the pensions. Unfortunately they are more than double what we have paid for better accommodation elsewhere in Turkey so we gave them a miss and headed back to Selcuk. I decided that the best action would be to park the car and wander around town until ...

Ephesus- day two, Selcuk, Turkey travel blog

Ephesus- day two

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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... We learned that if you show up on your own without a guide that everything is 50% off! So, folks, if you ever come to Turkey, never shop with a guide! The good news is that I was still more impressed with the ceramics that I saw and bought in Capadoccia ...

Selcuk......A backpackers vllage in the mountains, Selçuk, Turkey travel blog

Selcuk......A backpackers vllage in the mountains

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... ,and looks beautiful, its expensive but seems to be the backpacker thing to do here so we booked on....means we shall be in Turkey longer than originally planned.....but we dont need to be in Cairo until the 24th september for a flight so we have a ...

Ephesus and Efes, Selcuk, Turkey travel blog

Ephesus and Efes

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... arriving in large A/C busses!  Ephesus is called the best preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterranean and Turkey's premier tourist site.  The city had running water, public toilets, a renowned medical institute, brothel and roman ...

Nik turning 13 in Turkey!, Selcuk, Turkey travel blog

Nik turning 13 in Turkey!

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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Can’t believe we are almost at the end of our trip.  I’m both excited to go home and see family and friends but I'm also sad that the trip is coming to an end.  Its strange that I feel so much more comfortable being on the road than ...

Selcuk, Selcuk, Turkey travel blog

Selcuk

A travel blog entry by tavini

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... well, and which in retrospect was probably the most wonderful location we stayed in in all of Turkey, complete with antique furniture, good food and charming hosts. Selcuk used to be a sleepy little town a few decades ago, but was transformed by the ...

Chapter 45: Turkish history lessons, Selcuk, Turkey travel blog

Chapter 45: Turkish history lessons

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... ended up hanging out until midnight. The next day Mike, Andre, and I took a tour bus to Pamukkale/Heiropolis, which is 3 hours from Selcuk. We didn't actually pay for the tour, though, so the bus dropped us off at the site so we could wander around on ...

Meat and Egg Pide, Selçuk, Turkey travel blog

Meat and Egg Pide

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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1) Kneed the Pide 2) Place the meat into the Pide 3) Place the Pide into the wood fired oven 4) Once the dish is nearly done, pull it out and place an egg on to it 5) Place it back into the oven 6) Pull out after a couple of minutes. 7) ...

Selcuk's sights unveil themselves, Selcuk, Turkey travel blog

Selcuk's sights unveil themselves

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... in Selcuk and then visited the Isabey Mosque and the Church of St Jean (John), which is a ruin and holds a commanding place above Selcuk centre. We found this site intriguing too. By this time evening was descending and we took a drive about 8km down the ...

A Virgin, a Turk, and a Saint Walk Into a Bar...., Selcuk, Turkey travel blog

A Virgin, a Turk, and a Saint Walk Into a Bar....

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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I took a night bus from Instanbul to a town called Selcuk. The town itself is somewhat unremarkable, but is only three kilometres from one of the greatest ruins of the ancient world, Ephesus. When our bus was leaving the Sultanmanet area of Istanbul last ...

Busing It, Selcuk, Turkey travel blog

Busing It

A travel blog entry by shyoungstr

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... a couple of hours away from our destination, we stopped for dinner, prolonging our arrival by another hour. We finally arrived to Selcuk at midnight, and although I thought I wanted to stay in Kusadasi, I checked into the same hotel as the Aussies and ...

Ephesus, Selcuk, Turkey travel blog

Ephesus

A travel blog entry by shyoungstr

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Selcuk is the town just at the base of Ephesus, otherwise there isn't much else there. Mehmet from the restaurant below offers free shuttle to the ruins so we piled up for a late afternoon visit. These really are very complete from 352BC. Upon entering I ...

Goodbye Turkey, Selcuk, Turkey travel blog

Goodbye Turkey

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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We arrived in Kusadasi, well the customs actually and as we already had visas for Turkey we were sorted, but there was this American couple who you could tell were going to be in trouble. They were going to Turkey for the day and when told they had to pay ...

Hello all am currently in selcuk down the ..., Selcuk, Turkey travel blog

Hello all am currently in selcuk down the ...

A travel blog entry by gdrenfrew

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Hello all am currently in Selcuk down the west coast of Turkey. A couple of days ago i left istanbul with a bus going to Cannakale which is across the Dardanelles from the Gallipoli peninsula. Visit the beaches where the Anzacs etc landed in ...

Selcuk and Ephesus, Selcuk, Turkey travel blog

Selcuk and Ephesus

A travel blog entry by jag

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Selcuk near the coast of Turkey was the base for us to explore the Roman ruins of Ephesus, which in their day were only outshone by Athens. The large site 3km from Selcuk did not disappoint. The most impressive features of the site were the Celsus ...

Ephesus!, Selcuk, Turkey travel blog

Ephesus!

A travel blog entry by extremelife

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... there so we decided to meet up and see some sites together. They were on a train that was going to Pamukkale passing through Selcuk with plans for a day trip and later returning to Selcuk for the night and seeing Ephesus the following day. So I hopped on ...

Selcuk: where past meets present, Selcuk, Turkey travel blog

Selcuk: where past meets present

A travel blog entry by rootsandroutes

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... parking bay at the top of a hill, there were no signs that we were approaching the best-preserved ancient city in Turkey, aside from a small souvenir shack and two or three men selling guidebooks in Russian, Japanese and English. Brushing off their ...

Ephesus, Selcuk, Turkey travel blog

Ephesus

A travel blog entry by crismanila77

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... (main bus station) by around 9am, and transferred to a dolmus heading to Selcuk. The gateway to Ephesus. Selcuk is located in the South Aegean region of Turkey. It was an hour and a half dolmus ride from Bergama. Upon arriving, I quickly located my ...

Ephesus... Seeing the Site..., Selcuk, Turkey travel blog

Ephesus... Seeing the Site...

A travel blog entry by cotafamily4

Ephesus is often coined as one of the greatest ruined cities of the western world... simply put... It is just that... a great ruined city... filled with buildings constructed to shelter, entertain and amaze... strewn with signs of human existence... ...

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