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SAVOR it i'm your ordinary "plain jane" who got to see w. europe last year...and my journey continues this year to w., e., and mediterranean europe. check out my videos at www.xanga.com/the_tereber_song

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istanbul, last stop

TURKEY | Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | Views [550]

i don't want to go home. yet. istanbul! istanbul is scenic. bodies of water that seem to change into the most beautiful shades of blue, it's mystical.  old glorious mosques. bridges and fishermen who faithfully occupy them, even in pouring rain.  ... Read more >

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bursa

TURKEY | Saturday, 10 Nov 2007 | Views [521]

a bustling cosmopolitan city.  bursa. stayed in an old ottoman house/hotel.  this was the first time being in turkey that i recalled seeing girls, ladies, and women wearing make-up, dressing with trends, and strutting down streets.  it was odd at ... Read more >

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canakkale

TURKEY | Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | Views [590]

it's cold now.  windy.  it bites.  oh well. Canakkale! i had a good feeling about canakkale.  just coming in on the bus.  good size.  a city.  near the troy ruins.  and gallipoli. comic hostel owners.  incessant jokers/liars.  anzac hostel. i had ... Read more >

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izmir

TURKEY | Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | Views [549]

from marmaris : "anna, what's your itinerary?"                  blah blah...to izmir.                  (strange look on someone's face)                 "why're you going to izmir?" from selcuk:  "so, where're you going next?"... Read more >

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charming cappadocia

TURKEY | Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | Views [490]

ah.  cappadocia.  goreme.  i REALLY could have stayed here ATLEAST 1 week! fairy chimneys.  hot-air balloon ride.  (i've LOVED hot-air balloons since i was a kid)  gorgeous and multiple valleys and COOL natural rock formations of all kinds.  cave hostels ... Read more >

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pamukkale

TURKEY | Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Views [501]

and i assumed pamukkale was a city, but NO.  it is like a village...a town. calcite-laden waters have created these...travertines.  pretty and pret-ty neat to walk on barefoot and wade in its shallow waters.  the whistle was blown at me several times ... Read more >

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selcuk/ephesus

TURKEY | Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | Views [470]

i THOUGHT i was going to stay here a WEEK, but no.  and it's really a good thing i didn't!  no offense to those who reside there.  my thanks goes to the parker bros for helping me not to linger any longer than i needed to. :) selcuk was a small town.... Read more >

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marmaris

TURKEY | Sunday, 28 Oct 2007 | Views [518]

i could have stayed in marmaris for a WEEK. the sun was hot, the marina beautiful, the sailboats dotted the waters with colors, the salesmen persistent..."hello???  (i look the other way pretending not to hear them) WHAAAT are you looking for?  ... Read more >

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rhodes

GREECE | Sunday, 28 Oct 2007 | Views [460]

rhodes...the greatest medieval town maybe in the world.  so much of it is still standing.  the palace of the knights was cool and just walking down the alleys with the high walls and the few old mosques was a really cool experience. i could have stayed ... Read more >

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crete

GREECE | Saturday, 27 Oct 2007 | Views [541]

i explored the northern coast of crete in this order: 1. rethymno 2. hania 3. iraklio rethymno is a cute beach town.  i met amanda on the ferry and we found our way to rethymno youth hostel together.  we ended up trying different breakfasts, sweet ... Read more >

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santorini

GREECE | Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | Views [522]

santorini is unique. it's like a GIGANTIC piece of rock surfaced above the sea and accrued civilization.  driving and walking along cliffs is wearisome to me, but i enjoyed the beaches and touristic areas of fira and oia.  i ALMOST rented a motor vehicle, ... Read more >

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mykonos

GREECE | Saturday, 13 Oct 2007 | Views [397]

white-washed buildings.  gorgeous blue-green waters.  arrid grounds. the winds blew hard the day i arrived.  nikos was my host, thanks to the kind family's connections.  i wandered around the island and took a picture every other step i took.  talk ... Read more >

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Budapest

HUNGARY | Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | Views [704] | Comments [1]

The moment I stepped off the Metro, I took a liking to Budapest. Usually, it takes me a day or two to warm up to the city... Just a little geography lesson.  The Danube River separates the west side, Buda, from the east, Pest.  Making Buda..pest.  Budapest! ... Read more >

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Bratislava

SLOVAKIA | Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | Views [417]

Just passing through Slovakia...

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Karlovy Vary

CZECH REPUBLIC | Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | Views [340]

Karlovy Vary, in Bohemia. (bohemian : a person who lives an unconventional artistic life, where self-expression is their highest value I have been told a few times that I dress bohemian. I don't think I would mind living this lifestyle either...) ... Read more >

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Cesky Krumlov

CZECH REPUBLIC | Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | Views [434]

"KONNICHIWA!" I turned around quickly. Who had said this to me?  He was a little boy, about 7 years old. His friend giggled and rushed to hide behind a fence. Were these kids teasing me? I paused to look at him and said, "Oh yeah? What ... Read more >

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Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC | Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | Views [444]

Prague. Neatly painted and restored colorful buildings. Nobody can deny how pretty this place is. I admit though... it was not cheap for a backpacker on a shoestring. I ran into some disappointments my first few days there with food and places/activities ... Read more >

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Pergamon

GERMANY | Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | Views [349]

Pergamon, an ancient city in modern day Turkey. This museum was the one I wanted to see the most in Berlin, but ended up seeing it on my way between my journeys from Dublin via Berlin and Berlin via Prague that evening. There are pictures of the Pergamon ... Read more >

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athens

GREECE | Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | Views [388]

where is my R-2 D-2 bag? got left behind in milan, but no fear, it came the next day... while i stayed with my friend's family in athens.  and was spoiled. my friend's parents were like professional cooks.  her dad in particular, from crete, first ... Read more >

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Dublin Continuation

IRELAND | Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | Views [441] | Comments [1]

We moved into the city center, into our second hostel on the 9th and ahh...step up from the last. St. Patrick´s and Christ Church. Guiness Brewery. Natalie finishing this Asian´s beers, setting a major record. Hey, I´ve set my own! Wicklow tour.... Read more >

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