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Trip: Turkey

There are [6] stories from my trip: Turkey


Gallery: Turkey

TURKEY | Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Olympos and Blue Cruise

TURKEY | Saturday, 28 Jun 2008 | Views [949]

After five weeks of full on travelling it was time to put our feet up, chill out and recharge for a bit. A cute wee hut nestled in the middle of an orange orchard, in Olympos on Turkey's south coast sounded like just the ticket. So, uncharacteristically ... Read more >


Selcuk and Pamukkale

TURKEY | Sunday, 22 Jun 2008 | Views [1251]

By the time we arrived in Selcuk, we'd spent 21 of the last 40 hours on busses. And we still love each other :) Even though our bus activities had deteriorated as far as making wordfinds for each other to ease the boredom... The best food in this part ... Read more >


Gallipoli

TURKEY | Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | Views [1514]

James: Beautiful and sobering would be the words that I would use to sum up our visit to the WWI Gallipoli battle grounds. Despite having experienced 27 ANZAC days, I didn't know the full meaning and the significance of what what happened on the Gallipoli ... Read more >


Istanbul

TURKEY | Sunday, 15 Jun 2008 | Views [390]

Ok, so I have some ground to make up here! This is my impression of Istanbul six weeks after we were there, written from my comfy bed in an English manor house. Luckily, the geek in me kept a diary during our travels, so at least some of it will be authentic ... Read more >


It's cool to live in a cave

TURKEY | Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | Views [1344]

Wow, what a difference a few metres can make. Crossing from Syria into Turkey is like stepping into another world. Bam! Everything is cleaner and newer. The dress code is much more relaxed. The fields of crops are more uniform. Call to prayer at 4:30 ... Read more >