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Istanbul

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Planet View: N41°00.445’ E28°58.618’ Street View: N41°00.445’ E28°58.618’ Temperature: 12°C (54°F) A packed train ride from Selcuk to Izmir and then a quick flight on Turkish Airlines brought us back to Istanbul where we spent three nights exploring the wonders of the historic city.  We had a couple of days to ourselves before meeting up […]

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Anzac Day At Gallipoli

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Planet View: N40°14.463’ E26°16.901’ Street View: N40°14.463’ E26°16.901’ Temperature: 8°C (46°F) ET organized for the four of us to spend Anzac Day at Gallipoli on an organized tour with Intrepid.  We caught a 12:00PM Intrepid bus (that ended up being a 1:30PM Intrepid bus) from Istanbul out along the Gallipoli Peninsula through Eceabat for dinner […]

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Turkish Culture

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Throughout our travels on foot and via bus across Turkey, I have noticed some common cultural themes that are very different to what we are used to in the west. Water Heaters: The water heating system consists of two metal barrels stacked on the roof which are attached to solar heating panels, the water is […]

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Selcuk and Ephesus

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Planet View: N37°56.915’ E27°22.079’ Street View: N37°56.915’ E27°22.079’ Temperature: 28°C (82°F) Three buses and about four hours up the Aegean coast took us from Bodrum to Selcuk, the quaint country town a couple of kilometers from the famous ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus.  We only had one night in Selcuk, mainly to visit […]

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Bodrum and a Turkish Bath

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Planet View: N37°2.357’ E27°25.614’ Street View: N37°2.357’ E27°25.614’ Another bus, another post…  We’re on our way to Selcuk to see the ruins at Ephesus at the moment, so a little more downtime to write about our two nights in Bodrum.  Bodrum is located on the Aegean Sea northwest along the coast from Fethiye, the main […]

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The Lycian Way

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Planet View: Trailhead at Kayakoy at N36°34.343’ E29°5.137’ Street View: Trailhead at Kayakoy at N36°34.343’ E29°5.137’ to the beach at Oludeniz at N36°32.856’ E29°7.232’  Temperature: 31°C The Lycian Way is heralded as one of the world’s most picturesque hiking trails.  After discussing sections of the trail with the Aussie couple we met in Antalya who […]

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Fethiye

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Planet View: N36°37.136’ E29°5.686’ Street View: N36°37.136’ E29°5.686’ Leaving Fethiye behind us now as I have a little more downtime on the four hour express bus to Bodrum.  On another Pamukkale bus, the ease of bus travel in Turkey is amazing, the buses are very well equipped and the 25 YTL ($USD15.60) includes TV headsets, […]

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Termessos and the Karian Cave

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Planet View: N36°58.959’ E30°27.902’ Street View: N36°58.959’ E30°27.902’ We ventured up into the Gulluk Dagi National Park yesterday to visit the lauded ancient ruins of Termessos.  First a bit of history and specifics…  The ruins are located in the Bey Mountains about 3300 feet above the Mediterranean.  The Termessans, a Pisidian people, we thought to […]

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New Experience: Green Almonds

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WOW!!! Check it out, I am learning to blog… Last night we had a fun new experience.  We had seen carts along the street selling small green fuzzy pod-like things and had no idea what they were.   While dining at Hasanaga Restaurant the waiter brought out a fruit plate for dessert with the funny green […]

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