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the Aegean Area". It still amazes us just how many battles, that our
generation learnt about at school, took place in the lands around our home town
of Akbük, with well known people such as King Darius, Alexander the Great,
Hannibal and King Zerxes.
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... are very friendly and family orientated and I was surprised at how open they were with us. Loved it so much I have decided to save every penny for next year. Keeping an eye on the deals. Arranged through Travel Monster family holiday last year and will maybe try a different location in Turkey through the same company. Keep you ...
... It was so beautiful here. The Datça Peninsula is a long, narrow, mountainous finger of land that stretches west of Marmaris for about 100 kilometers. It extends into the sea like a long green dagger, a slice of green creating a natural division where the Mediterranean and Aegean seas meet. "
It was the complete opposite of Bodrum as far as lifestyle goes. We had found a good deal at a place called the Flow Datca Beach and surf ...
Today we decided to go on our first Gullet Cruise. A Gullet Cruise is a wooden batch or sailboat that cruises along the turquoise Rivera. There are options for week long tours, or daily trips. After our experience in the Whitsunday Islands in Australia, I was very sick after being on a boat for that long so we opted for the daily cruise rather than the week long cruise. ...
... hidden behind trees, the entire city feels like one giant park. This feeling is only magnified by the dramatic mountain views on three sides. Another booming modern city, Almaty proved to be a nice place, but one as expensive as the US, but at least cheaper than Astana.
From Almaty, some friends and I headed up to the Tien Shan mountains for some hiking. Snow was still visible and the weather was cool. Eventually ...