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  • Istanbul (not Constantinople)We got off the plane, paid our visa fee (really just an entrance fee) and were on our way downtown. It was actually quite easy to take the metro to the tram that dumps you right in the center of Posted by spsadventures in Adventures by spsadventures | Dec 11, 2010
  • On the road again I didn't know what to expect today with a new guide and new traveling companions. The guide from my two days in Cappadocia showed up at 8am to start the trip. This guide is a nice Posted by adventuregirl88 in Ann's Turkey trip | May 31, 2011
  • Another amazing place! I thought this would be a lighter day but I was wrong. I was picked up at 9:30am so I had a little time to wander around and take some pictures of the harbor. It is so Posted by adventuregirl88 in Ann's Turkey trip | Jun 1, 2011
  • Looks like snowAfter a long ride through the mountains again we arrived in Pamukkale in time for a late lunch. It is really hot here! We could see the hillside of Travertines (calcium carbonate) that developed over 10000 years, Posted by adventuregirl88 in Ann's Turkey trip | Jun 2, 2011
  • Another incredible ruin We left Antalya this morning and drove several hours to Afrodisias. This area was settled as early as 5000 BC. By the 3rd century BC it was the capitol of the Roman province of Caria. It Posted by adventuregirl88 in Ann's Turkey trip | Jun 3, 2011
  • Lousey end to a fabulous trip This was the last day of my tour. Saving the best for last. We went to Ephesus in the morning stopping first at the house where Jesus mother, Mary lived out the rest of her life. Posted by adventuregirl88 in Ann's Turkey trip | Jun 5, 2011
  • My last day in Turkey, reallyThis day was much better than yesterday. I waited all morning for my passport to arrive. I planned to move hotels as soon as it came. The one I was in was a dump in a place far Posted by adventuregirl88 in Ann's Turkey trip | Jun 6, 2011
  • Boy, do my feet hurt!What a great day! I will go into more detail tomorrow but I just got back to my room and it is 10:30pm and they are picking me up for my flight in the morning at 5:30am so I better Posted by adventuregirl88 in Ann's Turkey trip | May 25, 2011
  • So cool!well, I didn't have time to write about yesterday. The guide came on time, this time from my company, and we were doing an all day walking tour. There was a couple from LA that arrived the night before Posted by adventuregirl88 in Ann's Turkey trip | May 26, 2011
  • FairylandI'm a day behind again and wifi is sketchy here so I'll get started before I leave for my balloon ride.  Yesterday I got on a 7:25am flight to Cappadocia, which is in central Turkey.  After being picked up Posted by adventuregirl88 in Ann's Turkey trip | May 26, 2011
  • Another adventureToday was a travel day. Cindy and Son from our walking tour in Istanbul arrived yesterday at the hotel and the three of us are together for this leg. A new guide met us and we started off. Posted by adventuregirl88 in Ann's Turkey trip | May 28, 2011
  • Another Wow day!It has been a long but wonderful day. We left the hotel at 3am to get up to Nemrut by sunrise. It is up in the mountains at 8000 ft elevation. It was where a pre-Roman King Posted by adventuregirl88 in Ann's Turkey trip | May 29, 2011
  • Beehive housesI've gotten behind again. After a good night in Urfa, after breakfast we went to Harran. It is a unique area, the only one where they made their houses to look like big beehives. There is an Posted by adventuregirl88 in Ann's Turkey trip | May 31, 2011
  • Wow, i'm here!I made it! Long flights but not terrible. I met a nice woman on the overseas flight which helped pass the time. I arrived at 4:30 pm. I was so glad to see my name on a sign Posted by adventuregirl88 in Ann's Turkey trip | May 23, 2011
  • Day 1Things are not always as they seem. I thought I would be on a two week trip with a guide and other travelers. Not so! My first clue was when no one showed up at 9 am Posted by adventuregirl88 in Ann's Turkey trip | May 24, 2011
  • Old FriendsOn Monday night and Tuesday morning I found myself back in Istanbul after a long absence. Was it 8 years or 9? I’d have to check my old passport. This week was my 4th visit, or maybe my 5th, depending on the Posted by IainT in Here, and Sometimes There | Sep 27, 2017
  • BL #40: Study the Baklava BibleComing to Turkey is a bucket list item on its own - travelers from all over the World rave about its charms, the culture, the people, the sights, the food ... ideally, my first foray into this country would have Posted by vagabondvoyager in The Bucket List: Summer of George | Aug 10, 2014
  • BL #41: Dine At the World's Fanciest Kebab ShopAddiction to doner kebabs - it's a serious problem that goes unrecognized by the general public, but one that afflicts millions of people around the World, and is especially prevalent amongst backpackers. It's an addiction worse than heroin, leaving you Posted by vagabondvoyager in The Bucket List: Summer of George | Aug 11, 2014
  • IstanbulThe only city that is in two continents, Asia and Europe No shuttle service will be in operation. The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. Taxis are available in the port. Distance to the city center is approximately 2.5 miles Posted by 2seniortraveler in Adventures by 2seniortraveler | May 30, 2015
  • Head for Istanbul AirportIstanbul No shuttle service will be in operation. The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. Taxis are available in the port. Distance to the city center is approximately 2.5 miles walking distance. Tram station is within walking distance to the Posted by 2seniortraveler in Adventures by 2seniortraveler | May 31, 2015
  • Driving to the Mediterranean coastWe left Goreme with heavy hearts. Such a lovely place to be. We started driving toward Mersin, a very large city on the coast. We stopped in the late afternoon at Erdemli and found a fairly well priced hotel on Posted by kelshell in From Menopause to Mongolia | Aug 21, 2017
  • Stupendous CappadociaWe arrived in Kayseri after a quick flight. Hoping that our bad travel luck was over we approached the Hertz desk. We had booked and paid for our car online in March, having ordered a standard as it was cheaper. Posted by kelshell in From Menopause to Mongolia | Aug 21, 2017
  • No Topkapi Palace for KellieOn day 3 of our Istanbul stay as we were walking up the hill to go to Topkapi, Kellie was hobbled by her knee. She has had problems in the past but this was different for her. It felt to Posted by kelshell in From Menopause to Mongolia | Aug 20, 2017
  • IstanbulIstanbul is somewhere I'd always see on Holiday programmes and always want to visit. So I jumped at the chance to visit. Even better, I was able to meet Nurlan on his way back to Azerbaijan. Perfect excuse! I had Posted by weixiaoliu in Adventures by weixiaoliu | Jun 19, 2005
  • CappadociaQuite a surreal place. Never seen anything like the landscape here. This is where many of the early Christians tried to build up the Christian Church faced with huge persecution. Now it's like a Mushroom fairyland!!Moonscape valleys and fairy chimneys. Posted by weixiaoliu in Adventures by weixiaoliu | Jun 21, 2005
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