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  • Fabulously Fascinating IstanbulIstanbul is heaving with tourists despite the war with the Kurds on its southern border and the lateness of the season. One reason could be the weather. While most of Europe and North America is already sliding quickly into winter Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 22, 2019
  • A Taste of Istanbul The view from our hotel window turned pink as the sun slowly rose over the Topkapi Palace on the banks of the Bosphorous in the heart of old Istanbul and we Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 20, 2019
  • Cooler in Cappadocia After last night's storm we had started to become a little paranoid. As we were flying into Kayseri airport, Chris asked if that was lightning he had seen outside. It was just the lights on the wing Posted by kmmk17 in World Travels 🌍 | Sep 29, 2019
  • Istanbul Well, I still have a few gaps to fill in about Holland, but right now Nico and I are in Turkey. We arrived several days early for a tour of the Seven Churches of Revelation. Posted by travelmama in What's Up with Pam & Nico | Oct 16, 2019
  • Day thirty-six - the journey home begins==Funicular fun== With a day to kill before getting the overnight train, I began with a leisurely start to the day, making sure everything was packed. Ironically, being in a smaller room made it more likely that I’d overlook something Posted by Cath_Greig in Caucasus adventures | Oct 13, 2019
  • Day thirty-five - Istanbul==Vibrant Istanbul== I planned to visit my friend Yusuf at his ceramics shop in the Sultanahmet area on Küçük AyaSofya Caddesi no 37. Rather than jumping on the tramway, I walked across the city, firstly down the narrow streets near Posted by Cath_Greig in Caucasus adventures | Oct 13, 2019
  • Day thirty-four - the only flight on my journey home==Taxi problems== After a rude awakening, I quickly got ready as the taxi was due at 3am. At about 3.10am it still hadn’t arrived. I discovered that the hotel hadn’t actually ordered it for me. One was sorted through Posted by Cath_Greig in Caucasus adventures | Oct 13, 2019
  • Before I begin.. Hello, to my personal travel blog. I am Oguz Ucuncuoglu. I own a travel agency so i really like to see different places and meet different peoples. In my Posted by ndr3406 in Oguz Ucuncuoglu's Travel Blog | Oct 2, 2019
  • Coastal Comfort For the last few years we have had a relaxing holiday during September. However with the ongoing Brexit mess at home putting me off an EU bound trip at risk of cancelled connections, and having been invite Posted by kmmk17 in World Travels 🌍 | Sep 27, 2019
  • Istambul, Turkey Not my favorite experience. I was here last year and was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it, so it seemed like a good idea to stop here on the way to Greece. Well, I was wrong. The crowds were Posted by joannereyes in Travel the World | Sep 29, 2019
  • Pretty but Painful Pamukkale After taking an internal flight from Istanbul we arrived at Denizli Airport for our transfer to Pamukkale. Pamukkale is an interesting village, thriving off tourism to it's two famous sites - the natural whi Posted by kmmk17 in World Travels 🌍 | Sep 26, 2019
  • Eclectic Istanbul After a few short trips this year, this trip was to be our big holiday for the year. A mix of exploration, adventure, relaxation, sun and reunions. However the stomach ulcer and toothache that had plagued Posted by kmmk17 in World Travels 🌍 | Sep 24, 2019
  • Istanbul We returned to Istanbul today, the last day of our tour here. When we arrived we went on a boat trip on the Bosporus. It was quite windy but warm and sunny. There are many old and new mansions along Posted by JimShirl in 2019ExAd | Sep 14, 2019
  • AnkaraWe left Ürgüp at 7:30, just as the morning balloon rides over Göreme valley were ending. [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/707330/2C84BF7E-E307-4ABC-BC36-87 Posted by JimShirl in 2019ExAd | Sep 13, 2019
  • CappadociaThis is a fascinating place. We first visited the monastic valley of Goreme. The soft volcanic tufa was dug out to make residences, storage and churches beginning about 300 AD. [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/707330/E672FF73-4942-466D-8D14-4A3 Posted by JimShirl in 2019ExAd | Sep 12, 2019
  • Antalya to CappadociaQuite a long bus ride today through the Taurus mountains and east to Urgup in Cappadocia. Along the way we stopped at Sultanhan a caravanserai on the medieval Silk Road. Some craftspeople were working in it, including a quilter. [img=https://photos.tr Posted by JimShirl in 2019ExAd | Sep 12, 2019
  • AntalyaAntalya is a very large city on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. We stayed at a seaside hotel. One of its towers is round and rotated so that every room gets a sea view in turn. We stayed in the Posted by JimShirl in 2019ExAd | Sep 12, 2019
  • Review: The Grand Bazaar, IstanbulA city within a city, the Grand Bazaar is a wonderful place that has everything you could imagine, there's even a police station, a health dispensary, a post office, branches of most major banks, and a tourist information center. Posted by mary.madeline in Review: The Grand Bazaar, Istanbul | Sep 11, 2019
  • PamukkaleA long drive today from Izmir to Antalya on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Pamukkale (which means “cotton castle”) is a hot spring which contains lime and sulphur and coats the rocks it flows over with white. It has been Posted by JimShirl in 2019ExAd | Sep 9, 2019
  • IzmirToday we did not follow the tour to Ephesus, where we have been before. Instead we slept in and the walked along the seafront promenade. We came across the annual Izmir marathon along the way. Had a nice lunch and Posted by JimShirl in 2019ExAd | Sep 8, 2019
  • Çanakkale to IzmirWe got to Troy very early before it was crowded. It is just a pile of rocks and fragments of walls but our guide did an excellent job of describing why it was an important city for 3500 years (till Posted by JimShirl in 2019ExAd | Sep 7, 2019
  • GallipoliThe first day out of Istanbul was mostly driving to Çanakkale. We went via the Gallipoli peninsula and viewed the beaches, cemeteries and memorials. Most of our tour group are Aussies and Kiwis, so it was a pretty moving Posted by JimShirl in 2019ExAd | Sep 7, 2019
  • IstanbulFirst day of the tour of Turkey. We went to the Topkapi palace first thing. It dates to 1450 when the Turks first conquered Constantinople. It is set out as a huge park divided into four courtyards with many buildings Posted by JimShirl in 2019ExAd | Sep 5, 2019
  • IstanbulSecond day in Istanbul. We decided to use the Big Red Bus tour to take us around the city. We hopped off at Dolmabahche palace which was built by the Sultan in the nineteenth century in a French style as Posted by JimShirl in 2019ExAd | Sep 4, 2019
  • IstanbulToday we were on our own in Istanbul. The tour we have come for does not start till tomorrow night. Our hotel, the Legacy Ottoman, is a grand old place. The breakfast room is on the top floor and this Posted by JimShirl in 2019ExAd | Sep 3, 2019
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