Travel Blogs from Mugla, Turkey

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Guest blog!, Bodrum, Turkey travel blog

Guest blog!

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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Hello. I'm Bridget's friend Lucy and I'm visiting them in Bodrum for a week. I arrived last night via layovers in Rome and Istanbul. My biggest activity since I arrived has been trying to find my luggage, which Alitalia decided was so appealing that ...

Boat trip around Gundogan bay, Gundogan, Turkey travel blog

Boat trip around Gundogan bay

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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Mom: Today we headed down to Gundogan early in search of a boat for a day trip. According to our local guide, you just show up down at the marina and pick a good looking boat, but we had trouble finding a boat that had a clear indication that it was ...

Waitstaff RPC 2006, Ovacik, Turkey travel blog

Waitstaff RPC 2006

A travel blog entry by janda

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SO the title of this enty will mean nothing to those of you who did not attend camp at Red Pine this summer. The waitstaff did a skit to the song "I'm going to walk up the side of the mountain". Well, the day before yesterday we walked down the other ...

For the diehard blog reader: Kandil, Bodrum, Turkey travel blog

For the diehard blog reader: Kandil

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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This is information from our host. It's about a holy day that is celebrated today: Kandil It is necessary to add that Turks have a personal way of following Islam. A great number of Muslim Turks will enjoy a nice alcoholic beverage, smoke ...

Ephesus, Efes, Turkey travel blog

Ephesus

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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... famous in India. We got many pictures of her while we waited, so perhaps one day we will learn who she is. Bollywood in Turkey, who'da thunk it? One of our last stops for our stay was at another, smaller amphitheater that had two exit tunnels on the ...

Bye, bye, Grandpa, Bodrum, Turkey travel blog

Bye, bye, Grandpa

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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Since we were back a late from Ephesus, it was a slow morning Sunday. Grandpa spent a good part of the day gathering his things. I drove down to town to the internet café to send off an email for him and find a hotel room in Istanbul. I ended up getting ...

Saklikent Gorge and Kaya, Fethiye, Turkey travel blog

Saklikent Gorge and Kaya

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Arrived in Kayakoy via Fethiye on the 31st.  Charming hotel in a small quaint village but it was stinking HOT!  No A/C but İ snagged the only fan.  Screens on the windows and a fan are all that you really need to make a place ...

One more day 'til Harry Potter (and Grandparents), Bodrum, Turkey travel blog

One more day 'til Harry Potter (and Grandparents)

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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... --not greasy at all. All of the kids tried it and gave it a thumbs up, so add another item to the "Things we love in Turkey" list. I have to guess that the woman who made it was a real pro, so you might not want to trust your Gözleme to just anyone. ...

Turkey Botanical, Bodrum, Turkey travel blog

Turkey Botanical

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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... change and pulls a ticket out for you--all while he is driving. Given how much attention it takes to drive successfully in Turkey, I'm a little concerned that he is driving and making change at the same time, but it's not my country. Today I took a ...

A little taste of nightlife, Bodrum, Turkey travel blog

A little taste of nightlife

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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Sometimes you don't know what fun surprises the day will hold. Yesterday we didn't have any special plans. We went to the pool where I talked the kids into doing a raft relay with their French friend Leia. That worked very well until one child decided ...

Another late night, Bodrum, Turkey travel blog

Another late night

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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We had Amishay up to the pool yesterday mornng. Nazli, his mother, could not come because her little boy broke her glasses that morning--some things are the same everywhere. In the afternoon our Turkish landlord stopped by to see how we were doing. I ...

No internet at home-- blog update, Bodrum, Turkey travel blog

No internet at home-- blog update

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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There has been no internet at the house for the last several days. Luckily it has been timed with the arrival of a car at our house, but we've been out running around and haven't gone into town to blog for a couple of days. Nanny and Grandpa arrived ...

Ephesus, Selchuk, Turkey travel blog

Ephesus

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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A lot has happened since we left Istanbul. It has been an incredible ten days or so learning what life is actually like in Turkey outside of the big city. Thats been a learning process as well as the two of us learning how to travel together and ...

Down day and Bodrum Castle, Bodrum, Turkey travel blog

Down day and Bodrum Castle

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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I've lost track on where I am in the blog. Since we don't really have internet at home, I'm getting a little lost. Yesterday we went to market day in Yalikivak. We bought peaches, itty bitty strawberries, watermelon (karpus), dried and fresh apricots, ...

Alex has learned to dive, Bodrum, Turkey travel blog

Alex has learned to dive

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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We have had plenty of time to work on those hard-to-get-around-to skills here. So far, Alex has learned how to dive and tie his shoes and shuffle a deck of cards. Kate also learned how to shuffle cards. I learned how from my Aunt Diane in Canada, so I ...

Dalyan River, Koycegiz, Turkey travel blog

Dalyan River

A travel blog entry by tommy

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Bit of a long bus trip today. We travelled over the Taurus Mountains to Koycegiz, stopping at the Dalyan river for a boat cruise. We first headed upstream to some thermal springs where we had a very dirty frolick in a mudbath before rinsing ourselves of ...

Big waves, Bodrum, Turkey travel blog

Big waves

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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We had huge waves at the beach yesterday. That is, huge waves for here. Usually there are very few waves, if any. All of them are generated by wind, not tide. We heard that there was rain in Istanbul the day before yesterday and that brought some ...

"Baby day" at the beach

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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Yesterday we hosted friends up at our pool for a while and then headed down to the beach. We called it "baby day" because much of the activity was centered around playing with our two toddler friends. Kids and adults fetched water from the sea for Alp ...

Last full day in Gundogan, Bodrum, Turkey travel blog

Last full day in Gundogan

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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We've been lying pretty low the last few days, dividing much of our time between the pool and the beach and socializing with our friends. The socializing has unfortunately been cut back a bit because little Ipek and Alp Doan both have been sick. They ...

From the internet cafe downtown Gundogan, Bodrum, Turkey travel blog

From the internet cafe downtown Gundogan

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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While the dateline on these entries says Bodrum, all our entries (for the most part) going forward are from Gundogan. We visited Bodrum briefly yesterday and it was really a madhouse. The don't call it the Monte Carlo of the Aegean for nothing! That ...

Tuesday, Bodrum, Turkey travel blog

Tuesday

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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We spent the morning at the beach. I played ball with a Turkish toddler and Josh made a friend his own age. They had a few words in common and all enjoyed pushing and being pushed into the water. I'm hoping we will see him again tomorrow as having a ...

Things we like in Turkey, Bodrum, Turkey travel blog

Things we like in Turkey

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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... that I thought looked good and I was going to ask for. He already had it from when he was a kid. Other things I like in Turkey: Babes in bikinis. There are millions, just go to the beach. The chicken in Turkey is very good. We had some one night and ...

Bonk goes the Alex, Bodrum, Turkey travel blog

Bonk goes the Alex

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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We were at the beach today. We had a great time. Until I bumped my head--hard. On wood. A nice man offered us a ride home. We accepted it. Now I am doing my blog. My head feels better. We put some ice on it at the beach and in the man's car. The ...

Sailing in Turkey, Bodrum, Turkey travel blog

Sailing in Turkey

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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Koycegiz, Koycegiz, Turkey travel blog

Koycegiz

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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We arrived in this small Turkish village set on a beautiful lake yesterday afternoon, after a 3 hour bus journey down from Selçuk. We are staying here for three nights, in the Tango Pension, which is a clean, quiet hostel. Its sooooooo much hotter ...

"Oz-lay-meck" means I'll miss you

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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... did not want to be a big brother. Josh: My heart's being torn in half (Alex: mine too!). I'm thinking about maybe going to Turkey next summer. Maybe we will win the lottery. Yesterday the Shaggy Dog was shorn. He tried to resist, but to no avail. I ...

Life with no car, Bodrum, Turkey, Turkey travel blog

Life with no car

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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Today we start life with no car. In anticipation of this event, we went to the MM Migros yesterday to stock up on heavy food and drinks. It doesn't seem like it will be a big deal to get small and light things, but hauling a lot on the bus will be kind ...

Settling in, Bodrum, Turkey travel blog

Settling in

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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We have a very spotty DSL connection here, so I think there are going to be fewer photos in the coming weeks. If I can figure out how to fix that, I certainly will. Right now we are starting to make wish lists for our visitors from the states. DVDs ...

The Coast, Gumusluk, Turkey travel blog

The Coast

A travel blog entry by donstump1

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... , or doesn't realize that we enjoy e-mail from our home country. :^) George let us know that the crazy keyboards in Turkey decides that we need a bunch of extra y's, and numerious other characters, in everything that we write. :^) Just pretend that ıt's ...

Getting Down and Dirty, Marmaris, Turkey travel blog

Getting Down and Dirty

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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Having seen some awesome photos of our friend's, Amanda and Terry, trip they had taken through Turkey (among other some other great places) we decided we had to head for the mud baths on Turkey's west coast. The easiest way to get out there was on an ...

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