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Travel Blogs from Kemer
15 October - 18 October 2011
Istanbul & Gallipoli
Weather - of course raining and cold
Hotel - Kaftan Hotel
After three fab weeks with the three musketeers it is official - I now have no waist line and have gotten that fat that when walking I can feel my turkey neck gobbling. Time to pull in the reigns and …
... there. His friend, who had also escaped, had spent 40 days in prison, and was released still fearing for his life. On nearly all of its land borders – Iraq, Iran, Syria, Greece – Turkey's neighbours are in one way or another in turmoil, and Helen's new Syrian friend was powerful evidence that we were getting closer to those areas. Indeed, sitting on the coffee table, a Turkish newspaper announced the killing of members of the socialist Kurdish separatist group, the PKK, ...
... alloy was straight again and I had some nut and bolts which are probably better than the original screws so no problem. Another successful roadside repair.
The town is... different. People stare at us like we’re the outsides that we are. They stared at us even more when we bought postcards and walked around taking pictures of them. It’s been an interesting visit but we won’t be sorry to leave Bulgaria, Europe’s dustbin. The road beckoned and now ...
Okay, so we had never been on a cruise before, and never had considered taking this somewhat lame, RSL style holiday, not us, not the Ironmonger's who thrive on adventure. But when we were told that we could take a 10 day cruise to the mysterious and historical places of Israel; Athens, Greece; and Kusadasi, Turkey, we put our negative cruise options aside and decided to go cruising: Ironmonger style.
So not knowing what to expect, we boarded ...
... breakfast and airport pick-up - great bargain I suppose. Once I get to Kathmandu I have so many things in mind to see or do in and around the city, hope I have time for every one of them :)
So, now it's time for leaving parties! Sorry for this very short entry, you'll get plenty of long stories and pictures when I'm on the road. Bye now!