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  • 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
  • The Milky WayAfter staying a few nights in a treehouse on Olympos I signed up for a 3 day yacht cruise in order to fully appreciate the beautiful coast. It was simply wonderful. The views were stunning and the crew fantastic. Everyone Posted by weixiaoliu in Adventures by weixiaoliu | Jun 21, 2005
  • PamukkaleAnother surreal and beautiful landscape. These pools really look like ice but they're not, they're just stone. I was able to explore them at night too which was like walking on the moon! [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/895730/large_523pamukkale_ Posted by weixiaoliu in Adventures by weixiaoliu | Jun 21, 2005
  • EphesusA bit of history. Great to have seen. [img=https://photos.travellerspoi Posted by weixiaoliu in Adventures by weixiaoliu | Jun 21, 2005
  • More to come on Istanbul and Cappadocia We have been having full days and nights here in Goreme. Driving down to the Mediterranean coast tomorrow. Will try to write more posts tomorrow night or the next. All is well - lots of laughs and adventures! Posted by kelshell in From Menopause to Mongolia | Aug 19, 2017
  • Our stay in Istanbul As our last night in Tallinn comes to an end I am a bit sorry to be leaving such a wonderful city. Shelley and I both found the people lovely, friendly and helpful. While thoroughly enjoying the small country of Posted by kelshell in From Menopause to Mongolia | Aug 17, 2017
  • "It's All In The Game"We motor overnight from Patmos to Turkey's west coast. It's an ungodly start for holidays... A 7am breakfast for an 8.15am departure from Kusadasi, the Turkish port city for the inland Roman ruins of Ephesus, a 20 minute bus drive. Kusadasi Posted by jbushie in Greenery, Greatness, Greece & Granitas! | Jul 11, 2015
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