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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 ...

Plenty of çay but no cats, Van, Turkey travel blog

Plenty of çay but no cats

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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There are a few things Van is known for. Van Golu - the large alkaline lake (apparently so much so that you can wash your clothes in with out soap!). Cats - cats with white fur and one green eye and one blue eye. But wait - there's more! They ...

Ode to Oasis Overland - Oct-Dec 2004, No mans land..., Turkey travel blog

Ode to Oasis Overland - Oct-Dec 2004

A travel blog entry by antandrel

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... shocked - from gunshots, to wailing, to orange orchards - where some thought they were sailing (and ended up bailing - abort ship!) Turkey was next on our list, and all we thought about was getting pissed. The sites were amazing, the Votka was not - ...

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 ...

Olympos and the flaming Chimaera, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Olympos and the flaming Chimaera

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... keep saying this but the cliffs and mountain ranges around made for some of the most spectacular scenery we'd witnessed in Turkey so far, which is certainly saying something - it keeps getting better and better. The change in elevation is probably about ...

She's About To Go Under.., Hasankeyf, Turkey travel blog

She's About To Go Under..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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Welcome to Hasankeyf everyone ! Hasankeyf I have to say is probably the 2nd biggest surprise in Turkey for us behind the beautiful Ishak Pasa Palace. We had no real plans of coming here but had heard on the 'travelers' grapevine that it was one of the ...

Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Amazing Cappadocia, Cappadocia, Turkey travel blog

Amazing Cappadocia

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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22.8.06 Cappadocia, Turkey We agreed that the quickest and best way to enjoy the wonderous sight of Cappadocia, would be to have a guided tour, so the park owner's son Ahmet arranged for a guide, Shakir (58 years of age, retired high school teacher) and ...

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