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... forty miles or so. We stop for a coffee in Malko Tarnavo, the last Bulgarian village before the border. At the border, we're met by unsmiling men who are clearly unhappy with aspects of our paperwork. One of them wants to turn us back... but his boss (equally unsmiling) waves us through. Hooray we think. A small hamlet of sad former (Guy thinks) border buildings leads to a hut with a final barrier. We drive up to this barrier where ...
After a long 10 hour flight with cramped seats and screaming kids arrived in Istanbul today about 4 their time. The hotel is in a great location right in what is called Old town it is only block away from the tram which we will explore tomorrow to take us to all the must see sights including the Hagia Sophia,Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace Old Town is a 3,000 year ...
I arrived around lunchtime on Friday, after a long but uneventful flight. My very kind friends Asli and Alp arranged for someone to pick me up from the airport. They told me to look for someone holding a sign saying "VA". I was expecting a middle-aged, gray haired guy with a mustache. Imagine my surprise when I saw it was their son Yunus holding the sign. (The gray haired driver was standing next to him.) On the drive from the airport, which is on the ...
... or carved out places to live. Just in the Cappadoccia region there is said to be over 1,000 Christian churches. That said some of the ones we went into were no larger than the average lounge room. We went inside a few and there are original frescos of Jesus, the Apostles etc and even St George slaying the dragon. Quite surreal. When Islam rose these caves were still mostly preserved other than some of the expected natural decay.
... so if you manage to extinguish one, another patch of fire springs up out of nowhere somewhere else.
Hard as it was to tear ourselves away from the relaxed atmosphere in Olympos, there was still much ahead. We headed for the city of Antalya, still on the south coast. It’s quite large with over 1 million people living there, however the old town has been well preserved with great little ...