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  • Not so Turkish Delight Hi from the high hills of Erzurum. I was hoping to be writing this from Iran, but I'm not! So there we go - I ended my last post with a doubtful view of getting an Iranian Visa; according Posted by Banana Spokes in Bears can ride bikes | Sep 30, 2015
  • hangovers and packing Thanks to Batu we both woke up with small hangovers. We got up to say goodbye to him as he was taking the group back to Istanbul and would not be back until after we had left. After saying goodbye Posted by tazzybbb in Turning Europe upside down | Sep 26, 2015
  • TroyWe had an early start this morning, we were getting picked up at 7.30am to go to Troy. We both thought that Troy was the wooden horse we didn’t realise that it was a whole city. Not only a whole Posted by tazzybbb in Turning Europe upside down | Sep 26, 2015
  • Bridging Continents#Tthetraveller is enchanted by the city Istanbul which straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. That’s right! The city half resides in one continent and half in the other. The residents get to feel the culture, ambience and lifestyle Posted by Tthetraveler in Tthetraveler | Sep 26, 2015
  • Hanging around So we headed back to Eceabat with a quick stop at Izmir to see one of B and TJ’s friends. From there it was smooth driving to get back. We stopped in Canakkale to have some dinner and have a Posted by tazzybbb in Turning Europe upside down | Sep 25, 2015
  • Ephesus Today we went to Ephesus. We were picked up from the hotel and were on a small group of only 10. Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, three kilometres southwest of present-day Selçuk in İzmir Province, Posted by tazzybbb in Turning Europe upside down | Sep 25, 2015
  • Turkey 'gobble gobble' - Part 2Pamukkale After Antalya we headed to Pamukkale to see the famous travertine terraces. We got to the Antalya bus station, which was more like an airport with shops full of travel knick-knacks, restaurants and seats out the front of your 'gate' Posted by nathanruth in Backpacks, Buses and Beyond | Sep 23, 2015
  • Pamukkale We left Fethiye at around 9.30am heading to Pamukkale. It was only a two AMD a half hour drive to get there. It was so much hotter here. Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province Posted by tazzybbb in Turning Europe upside down | Sep 21, 2015
  • lakes, rivers and sea We all had breakfast together before heading to Dalyan which was an hour away from where we were staying. In Dalyan we hired a boat and went for a cruise on the river. We had a whole big boat to Posted by tazzybbb in Turning Europe upside down | Sep 21, 2015
  • Are we still in the same country We eventually arrived in Fethiye at 1am. On the way we had convinced TJ that we needed to spend an extra night here to make up for the late arrival and we were all so tired. We had a sleep Posted by tazzybbb in Turning Europe upside down | Sep 21, 2015
  • Are we there yet We had a later than expected departure from Göreme and our destination was Fethiye. On the way we stopped at a kervansaray. Which was one off the stops on the original silk road were the men would rest the camels Posted by tazzybbb in Turning Europe upside down | Sep 19, 2015
  • FloatingThis morning we had to be at reception by 6.15am. We were going hot air ballooning. We were both a bit apprehensive about going up in a cain box kept afloat by a big balloon. Since Ayse was going there Posted by tazzybbb in Turning Europe upside down | Sep 19, 2015
  • What a wounderful worldFirstly the hotel we are staying in is beautiful. Our room was built into a cave with a hand built cut rock façade. Our room had all hand carved wooden ottoman furniture and was styled Turkish village chic. The bathroom Posted by tazzybbb in Turning Europe upside down | Sep 19, 2015
  • Hand made delightsThis morning we had to be up at 8am for breakfast. Emel had put together a lovely breakfast which to our delight included home-made French fries apparently this only occurs on special occasions. Esref is a manager at Kütahya porcelain and Posted by tazzybbb in Turning Europe upside down | Sep 19, 2015
  • let the travels beginSo we made it down to breakfast and were waiting for the gang to arrive when there was no sign of them by 7.45am I went to investigate. TJ had sent us a message at 1.30am saying that we were Posted by tazzybbb in Turning Europe upside down | Sep 19, 2015
  • Gallipoli We had breakfast at the hotel with B and Ayse. Then we headed to the Eceabat market which is held every Thursday. All the locals buy their fruit and vegetables here for the week straight from the farmers and it Posted by tazzybbb in Turning Europe upside down | Sep 19, 2015
  • Canakkale We had a sleep in which was very nice. TJ had some banking that he needed to do so we all decided to head to Canakkale. We had to catch a ferry to get there and we left at lunch Posted by tazzybbb in Turning Europe upside down | Sep 19, 2015
  • Turkey 'gobble gobble' - Part 1We spent seventeen days in total in Turkey, so have decided to break it up into two parts. The first part will include Istanbul, Cappadocia and Antalya and the second part will include Pamukkale, Datca and Istanbul (take two). Istanbul We Posted by nathanruth in Backpacks, Buses and Beyond | Sep 16, 2015
  • Heading to Eceabat We had an early start today as we were catching Tj’s bus to Eceabat. The bus was leaving our hotel at 6.30am. In the end we went in the car with B and Tj as Ayse decided that she wanted Posted by tazzybbb in Turning Europe upside down | Sep 9, 2015
  • Classic tour of Istanbul Today Tj had booked us on a classic tour of Istanbul. Since we saw very little last time we were very excited to do this. Istanbul is such a big mix of culture and religion. We were picked up at Posted by tazzybbb in Turning Europe upside down | Sep 8, 2015
  • Paris to Istanbul We had a 12.35 flight to Istanbul. We had to leave the hotel at 7.30am. It took about an hour and twenty minutes for us to get to the airport. Since we hadn’t spent a lot of money we booked Posted by tazzybbb in Turning Europe upside down | Sep 8, 2015
  • Turkish DelightThessaloniki - salsa dancing on the seafront! What an awsome city. Waving goodbye to this and my friend Laure I set off for the Turkish border. My last few days in Greece were slow and arduous - a headwind hindered Posted by Banana Spokes in Bears can ride bikes | Sep 6, 2015
  • Day 23Kusadasi today, There were many things to choose to do but we chose to go to Long Beach and relax at one of the many beach clubs all along the beach. Not very exciting at all really but we got Posted by John McReynolds in Europe 2015 | Sep 2, 2015
  • Day 22We arrived in Istanbul not knowing what to expect. Once we had run the gauntlet of taxi drivers, tour operators and map sellers we walked across the Galata Bridge to the Grand Bazaar, a journey we were aprehensive about but Posted by John McReynolds in Europe 2015 | Sep 2, 2015
  • My impressions about Eski Masal Hotel in AntalyaThis summer i went to Turkey one more time (probably 7th or 8th, don't remember the exact number). I adore this country for its views, people, lifestyle, sightseeing and for many more things. My last 3 times in Turkey I Posted by AlexIlkiv in My trip to Antalya, Turkey | Aug 24, 2015
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