Allstar Marinem Hotel
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- Airport Transportation
- Drycleaning onsite
- Continental Breakfast
- Non-smoking hotel
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Hello all, how is everyone? I am very sorry for the lack of blogs over the last few months but I have been very busy over the last 3 months, I have also been In and out of internet for the last 3 months as well. However there is no time to complain about what we can' t control, anyway. Very much has happened in the time since my last blog, I have been to a few places and done some things, so lets get into it.
Well it started with the old exchange students finally ...
... 22% salt & covers 1500sq kms , set in a desert area & 2,000,000 years old. It was 40oC on the lake. Factories process the salt & also bicarbonate of soda. Passed concrete blizzard fences designed to keep snow off the road. Farmers live a communal life, retaining the land title but sharing costs such as equipment, shepherds for stock so don't build fences. We began a drive along the SilkRoad-now asphalted . It was used as a transport route from 1300AD ...
... had time for a walk and a coffee before driving out to the ranch for our horse ride. We saw a sign for coffees, "The best in Turkey - Aussie endorsed", and had to try them out. They were good too. The lady who made them was just learning but has a son who is a Barista in Melbourne and when he was home he gave her lessons.
Apparently Cappadocia is the 'Land of Beautiful Horses'. Well not so sure about that - the ones we saw were a bit rough of coat and ...
... br> The entire train ride I was very indulgent and cried most of the way, dreading the journey with the change over in Istanbul being the main cause of concern. Little did I know my worries were about to be confirmed. The train ride was the easiest part of my trip, I got to Gatwick and through security with little worry or hiccup, and was waiting for my gate to be called, still a little welled up at the thought of not seeing people, particularly Dan, for what then seemed ...
... amazing archaeological displays that cover a time frame beginning with the Paleolithic period, on through the Assyrian and Hittite periods to the more 'modern' Greek, Roman, and Byzantine eras. It doesn't take us much time to make it through the museum. I actually make the self-guided tour two times.
We return to the hotel in time for lunch. A small group of us head back up the street to the coffee shop for a nice lunch accompanied by Coke in little ...