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  • Once in a blue moon.....you have a bad travel experienceSo, once in a blue moon you will know you are going to have a bad travel day. July 31st was that blue moon and we had that bad day. It actually started out and was fantastic for Posted by jonaway in Way to Turkey | Aug 1, 2015
  • ISTANBUL, TURKEY Istanbul ... my favorite city! And I don't say that lightly ... I have been to many countries, even more cities, and all continents but one ... so when I say Istanbul is my favorite Posted by ChantelleS in See the World Through My Eyes | Jul 31, 2015
  • A Tale of Two HamamsSo today I want to tell you about two experiences, both traditional but both very different. We were on our way to the Arasta Bazaar after our morning visit to Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Our Blue Posted by jonaway in Way to Turkey | Jul 29, 2015
  • Touring TurkeyWithin about an hour of arriving in Istanbul, I decided that it is a magnificent city and I'd love to live there. I really enjoy Islamic architecture and it was fab to see Mosques, Hamams and other interesting historical sites Posted by Deb_Scott in Eat. Drink. See & Do. | Jul 28, 2015
  • Istanbul to Athens - Azamara JourneyWe had a late arrival into Bodrum, Turkey today allowing the group to watch the entrance to port without having to get up early. Bodrum is another yachting and vacation spot on western Turkey famous for the Bodrum Castle. Bodrum Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC | Jul 26, 2015
  • Istanbul to Athens - Azamara JourneyOur stop for today was the seaport of Kusadasi, access point to the ancient seaport of Ephesus. The area has been a center of art and culture since some of the earliest recorded history, and has been settled by Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC | Jul 26, 2015
  • Istanbul to Athens - Azamara JourneyWe left our hotel at 11:00am and had a 20 minute ride to the cruise terminal. We were one of the first one's at the terminal and also the first group on board. Lunch was waiting and our Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC | Jul 22, 2015
  • Istanbul to Athens - Azamara JourneyOur group of 12 left the hotel a few minutes after 9:00am this morning. One couple got confused about what the correct local time was, and was off by an hour. It was fine - everyone was in good Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC | Jul 20, 2015
  • Istanbul to Athens - Azamara JourneyThe adventure for the past 24 hours was to get from Charleston to Istanbul on United. We were successful. We had a 90 minute delay in Charleston because the plane, coming from Dulles, had a significant ground hold Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC | Jul 19, 2015
  • Day 11 - Istanbul Our last full day in Turkey wasn't very eventful. Personally I was feeling drained from the walking and the struggling against the language barrier. So a quiet day was planned. So onto the tram to cross the Golden Horn into Posted by ainsleyhughes in Ainsley & Bruce's European Holiday! | Jul 17, 2015
  • Day 10 - Istanbul We woke this morning with a new confidence about the city, we were no longer lost in a big city with no idea. The city was ours to unravel. Following the threads that are the streets to find new places Posted by ainsleyhughes in Ainsley & Bruce's European Holiday! | Jul 15, 2015
  • Day 9 - Cruising IstanbulToday was our first full day in Istanbul, and we were keen to become a little better acquainted with the city.. We had a nice sleep in after our early starts the last few mornings, and then enjoyed a lavish buffet Posted by ainsleyhughes in Ainsley & Bruce's European Holiday! | Jul 14, 2015
  • Day 8 - Athens to Istanbul Ains has given me the task to write the main post this time. The powers going to my head. But I digress, wake up in Athens early enough to get some simple breaky before a taxi ride to airport and Posted by ainsleyhughes in Ainsley & Bruce's European Holiday! | Jul 14, 2015
  • Turkey: VIDEO: Hot Air Ballooning in CappadociaTurkey was one of our FAVE destinations on our last Around the World Trip! The landscapes and beaches are stunning! Check out this short video from our trip :) Posted by Tony.Ruby in Ruby and Tony - Around the World | Sep 11, 2014
  • Troy and GallipoliAfter the cruise we went on a bus tour to Troy and Gallipoli. We staged in Eceabat at the crowded house hotel­čĆČ. The owner had a dog called Jessie. The bus left from Istanbul and it was a 5 hour Posted by pesabery2015 in Ryan's Europe Trip | Jul 10, 2015
  • Tripping to the Past and FutureOn June 11th I left on a trip to Turkey and Portugal. It was more cost efficient to fly three return trips rather than multi destination, which meant I landed in Lisbon and had hours to wait. The flight to Posted by madrugada in Destination (Un)known. | Jul 9, 2015
  • TurkeyTurkey (June 20th - 28th) We arrived in Instanbul on Friday, June 19th, and were delighted that we were five minutes walk from Ayasofia, the Blue Mosque and the Palace. First thing I did when I had a chance: Turkish Delight Posted by Lainey03 in 2015 European Adventure | Jul 4, 2015
  • The Splendid Face of The Black SeaLet's pass by the Eastern Black Sea to move a little bit awa from the hustle bustle of city life and get rid of stress. Our destination is the Ka├žkar Mountains National Park. Let us breathe in the fresh forest Posted by talatcan in Legend Of Anatolian | Jul 3, 2015
  • Ottoman TrekThe Ottoman Trek (June 13th - 20th) The Ottoman Trek had an ambitious schedule: 5 countries (Croatia, Bosnia Herzogovina, Serbia, Bulgaria and Turkey) in 7 days covering approximately 1,700 kms. The Ottoman Trek was going to be very different from the Posted by Lainey03 in 2015 European Adventure | Jun 20, 2015
  • A Bit of ContextJune 5, Safranbolu From a few replies to my first group email, it's obvious that I left out a lot of contextual details. Since the day is cold and rainy and I can't get a return bus ticket to Ankara Posted by Still Traveling in Return to Turkey | Jun 5, 2015
  • Istanbul and Gallipoli - Turkey==Istanbul== Our arrival to Istanbul immediately overwhelmed us. 16 million people in 5000 sq. km spilt over 2 continents makes Istanbul the 5th biggest city in the world. We landed in Asia and took a bus to Taksim Square in Posted by travellinghoney in Can Kiwis Fly? | Apr 27, 2015
  • A Turkish BathNot an early start for the final day of my one month overseas holiday. The rain was pouring outside so there was no incentive to rush out for some sightseeing. After packing my bags, breakfast (bread & honey one last Posted by adtamo in The Wheary Travellers | Apr 22, 2015
  • Up & Down in CappadociaUP: 4:30am for the sunrise balloon ride DOWN: 5:10am. back in bed Ballooning cancelled due to wet weather UP: 7:45am. Advised ballooning back on and to be ready by 8:00am DOWN: 8:05am. Ballooning cancelled again due to wind. Next opportunity at 2:00pm Posted by adtamo in The Wheary Travellers | Apr 21, 2015
  • KAP-A-DOK-YAYet another early start, this time up at 4:30am to catch the morning flight to the Cappadocia region. On arrival it was raining and my shuttle service was yet again poor. The driver just left me in the mini-bus for Posted by adtamo in The Wheary Travellers | Apr 20, 2015
  • The Gallipoli peninsula Humblled. Respect. Gratitude. Saddened. Proud. These are just some of the emotions I felt during a sobering day on the Gallipoli peninsula. Leaving Istanbul at 6:30 am I joined RSL tours for the 4.5 hour drive to the Posted by adtamo in The Wheary Travellers | Apr 19, 2015
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