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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

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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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 ...

Cotton castles, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Cotton castles

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... menu for 17 lira. It turned out to be a very wise decision, because the home cooked meal was the best we have eaten in Turkey. Traditional lentil soup followed by vegetables (yummy), then saç (a traditional stew) all washed down by a bottle of local ...

Business & a bush-mans hanky., Ankara, Turkey travel blog

Business & a bush-mans hanky.

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

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... Ankara before we even got there. For us it was coated in 'business trip', and it was taking up way too much of our Turkey time. We had to forgo our coastal dreams to frequent the Iranian Embassy and the photocopy shop near it. Our time here started off ...

Happy new year 2006 !, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Happy new year 2006 !

A travel blog entry by yellowdragon

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last day in istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

last day in istanbul

A travel blog entry by yellowdragon

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THE STORY OF A KNIFE - Istanbul to Trabzon, Trabzon, Turkey travel blog

THE STORY OF A KNIFE - Istanbul to Trabzon

A travel blog entry by yellowdragon

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Travel Information Istanbul - Trabzon price: 57 € duration: 1 h 40 min carrier: Turkish Airlines hints: buy the tickets some time in advance, it will be cheaper. just book the tickets online. don't go to a travel agency. you ...

Tourist-Free Turkey, Milas, Turkey travel blog

Tourist-Free Turkey

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Finally after 2 days of cycling I feel that we're getting to the Turkey I've been wanting to see.  Away from the crowds and the destinations listed in the travel guides.  This is what I'm looking for.  Sites are nice to see, but I would ...

Travels in Turkey (a.k.a the chicken place), Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Travels in Turkey (a.k.a the chicken place)

A travel blog entry by sarahwalsh

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... for shopping and a last lunch. Then the next morning it was my turn for goodbye as I hopped on a plane back to London. I loved Turkey, it was more than I expected it to be and I had only ever heard people rave about it. I wish I had more time there ...

fairy chimneys and hittite caves, capadoccia, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

fairy chimneys and hittite caves, capadoccia

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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Another Day, Another Bus, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Another Day, Another Bus

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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This time to Istanbul a place we had been looking forward to visiting. In all, it was just your standard bus trip for us; lots of stops for toilet breaks at massive bus stations which seem to be the hub of life for some of the small towns. Turkish ...

Doing the Rain Dance, Antalya, Turkey travel blog

Doing the Rain Dance

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... bus had to backtrack and take a path up through the mountains on a very indirect route to Antalya.  Statistically, this area in Turkey gets 3cm of precipitation in the month of December.  I think they achieved that in the first 15 minuted this ...

Istanbul - Our last stop in Europe, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul - Our last stop in Europe

A travel blog entry by edamame

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... culture and history to it dating back thousands of years. After coming from the ultra conservative Morocco, we were surprised that Turkey is a very liberal country even though it's also Muslim. We didn't see many women wearing headscarves, and alcohol ...

Istanbul Kaducoy Otopark, Istanbul, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul Kaducoy Otopark

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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12.8.06 Otopark Istanbul Our sleep was largely undisturbed and we felt safe in the otopark in Istanbul. Although, Lou had to get up in the night to get a cat off his car roof. Lou had put his bag of rubbish on the roof away from the feral animals, ...

'Turkey's Old Jerusalem'.., Mardin, Turkey travel blog

'Turkey's Old Jerusalem'..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... . It also gave us the opportunity to sit down and have a good chat with some Italian friends we've seen throughout Eastern Turkey, Lorenzo and Stefano. Not sure what it is with the Milanese but they seem to love to travel to weird and wonderful ...

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