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Merhaba, Would you like to buy a carpet?, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Merhaba, Would you like to buy a carpet?

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

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... become special to you immediately. The men in Develi Spice shop and the ones at Omar's are topping that list here in Turkey. After stuffing ourselves and getting a little tipsy we started to stroll in the direction of the cistern. We were diverted by ...

Compulsive Conversation Re-enforcement Disorder, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Compulsive Conversation Re-enforcement Disorder

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... : "So have you been traveling long?" CCRD guy: "Yeah yeah yeah - yeah........ yeah yeah yeah" Turkish guy: "Do you like Turkey?" CCRD guy: "Yeah yeah yeah - yeah........ yeah yeah yeah" Turkish guy: Can you say anything other than yeah? CCRD guy: ...

Pamukale, Capadoccia, and Ramadan, Instanbul, Turkey travel blog

Pamukale, Capadoccia, and Ramadan

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... , including a strange apple yogurt drink and a sweet cheese pastry. It was pretty interesting to witness Ramadan in a country like Turkey. Before leaving the country, we made sure to purchase some real Turkish Delight (lokum in Turkish) to bring to ...

My little Turkish delight., Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

My little Turkish delight.

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

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... ; this is probably not the reason for this united act of respect here and now, but we chose for it to be. We were in Turkey, in a city full of life, where the most Australian men died in War efforts. I felt more energy in this stationary moment than when ...

A big day of sightseeing, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

A big day of sightseeing

A travel blog entry by guykb

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Well, today we set off to Sultanahmet, the ancient part of Istanbul for a spot of sightseeing. It's always possible to overdo these things, especially for Maggie and Georgie who are not wild about monuments etc in the first place. We found the spice ...

The Underground City and the Flinstones....., Goreme, Turkey travel blog

The Underground City and the Flinstones.....

A travel blog entry by antandrel

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Here we are ın the crazy land of Turkey. Agaın ıts the land of sales and we have been to see carpets and pottery. They gıve you free beer whılst the ıs the demonstratıon. Thıs seems like a free deal until you feel a little tidly and suddenly ...

Our day in Kas, Kas, Turkey travel blog

Our day in Kas

A travel blog entry by guykb

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Today was a rest and recuperate day. It's best described in ...

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 ...

Slight Misunderstanding, Marmaris, Turkey travel blog

Slight Misunderstanding

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... surged to the front. Eventually we made it through onto the boat and thankfully had a very quick and smooth journey to Mamaris, Turkey. On arrival we were ushered to a shorter queue for people staying in Turkey, not just day tripping, and made our ...

Gallipoli: a bastard of a place, Gallipoli, Turkey travel blog

Gallipoli: a bastard of a place

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... with the incompetence senior commanding officers did result in the spiritual birth of three great nations - Australia, New Zealand and Turkey - so it was not a completely pointless exercise. (The rest of this entry will be a composite of my lone ...

Back in Istanbul., Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Back in Istanbul.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Back in Istanbul for a ...

Classic Cappadocia, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Classic Cappadocia

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... To get here Mystery and I rode a red-eye bus service from Antalia to the teeny town of Goreme (pron. Goremay) in Turkey's heartland - Central Anatolia. Eleven straight hours on a very uncomfortable bus arriving at 6am is always going to turn messy and we ...

The Fairy Chimneys, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

The Fairy Chimneys

A travel blog entry by jambo

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Eastern Turkey is nice enough and long-term travellers say it can be the most interesting part of the country. We are down to the last three months of our trip though and we still have a lot of countries to see, so we start to head back west. One place ...

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 ...

Olympos, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Olympos

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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My final week, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

My final week

A travel blog entry by daveaway

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As I prepare to restart the blog writing in 2014 I thought I would finish writing about my last trip a year and a half ago. I may have a bit of trouble remembering some parts but I wanted to write about a memorable final week in Istanbul. My bad for not ...

Off the beaten track, Dikili, Turkey travel blog

Off the beaten track

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... is a superhighway and travelling was quick. However, when we got to Izmir we descended into the most polluted city we've seen here in Turkey. We wanted to get through as quickly as possible, but that's not so easy. It was not a pleasant drive for a while ...

Asia in the morning, Europe in the evening, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Asia in the morning, Europe in the evening

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... no student discount.  I had gotten such hefty student discounts in Egypt that the lack of foreign student discount in Turkey came as a disappointment.  The only official student discount we got so far was at Dolmabache Palace (20ytl adults, ...

Anzac Cove: Dardanelles dawn service, Gallipoli, Turkey travel blog

Anzac Cove: Dardanelles dawn service

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... ride to Cesme was a classic from the outset, after I met some guys from Crete who were on a short holiday into southern Turkey. Alexander, Michael and George had a bottle of sweet wine and a small bag each and were very helpful in explaining some of the ...

Travertines of the gods, Pummakale, Turkey travel blog

Travertines of the gods

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... have been an incredible spectacle back in Roman times. So if you are heading this far out of the way on your travels through Turkey it is worth a stop. Oh yes, bring enough money with you to cover your first night in town and the entrance fee. ...

Antioch and the First Christian Church, Antakya, Turkey travel blog

Antioch and the First Christian Church

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... crops. From here, I left Monday morning for the Syrian border to get a visa.  I waited for four hours, as they needed to fax Damascus and get permission, then they stamped my passport and I was in Syria, after a couple of weeks in eastern ...

last stop....Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

last stop....Istanbul

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... ...a huge city...15 million people...spanning two continents, Europe and Asia...Topkapi, the palace...water taxis....traffic...modern Turkey...   And I think I'm ready for a bit of "modern-ness".  I'm somewhat challenged by the inability to ...

Hello Donkey, Money Money.., (Sanli)Urfa, Turkey travel blog

Hello Donkey, Money Money..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... anyone catching the carp will go blind. Consequently they appear to us to be the most pampered and portly fish in Turkey. I say, dynamite 'em. Built by Suleyman The Magnificent in the mid sixteenth century, the bazaar is eastern Turkey's largest and ...

A Sunken City And Oh So More.., Kas, Turkey travel blog

A Sunken City And Oh So More..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... finally forced ourselves to move on. The only problem was where? Well, as you can probably guess from the title we chose Kas in Southern Turkey. We had planned to spend a few days in Kas but on arrival we made the snap decision to only spend 1 day as it ...

Is This Heaven ?, Yakakoy / Palamut, Turkey travel blog

Is This Heaven ?

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... us up on it. So that's it folks. Not much more to say except shhhhhhh, don't tell anyone about Yakakoy or Palamutbuku. Next Pod, Kas - Turkey. Love, Nath and Kat. Ps. Congrats Jax and Matt on the great news. We're very excited for you ...

Boy Has This Place Changed.., Goreme - Cappadocia, Turkey travel blog

Boy Has This Place Changed..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... as well. A lovely little spot but I'm not so sure it was worth the pain. The Open Air Museum is one of Turkey's many world heritage sites. Essentially what the open air museum entails is a cluster of rock cut Byzantine houses, churches, chapels and ...

...I'll be gone 500 miles when the day is done..., Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

...I'll be gone 500 miles when the day is done...

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... , and Turkish trains have a far better reputation of being on-schedule. Once in Pamukkale we will begin a whistle stop tour of South Aegean Turkey. We'll hit some of the big sites as well as a few beach towns before we take a ferry to the Greek island of ...

Chanakkale, Chanakkale, Turkey travel blog

Chanakkale

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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Cruising the day away, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Cruising the day away

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... nbsp;us up the Bosphorus until we reached the Black Sea, and return. The Bosphorus is the stretch of water that separates European Turkey from Asian Turkey. It joins the Sea of Mamara to the Black Sea. We were a bit early for the ferry ride so wandered ...

Walls and Thieves, Diyarbakir, Turkey travel blog

Walls and Thieves

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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We decided we didn't want another long overnight bus journey and would spend the day looking round Diyarbakir. It's another walled town and they supposedly have cheap carpets there. Not that we needed any more. The downside was that we would have to ...

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