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Trip: Turkey 07

There are [19] stories from my trip: Turkey 07

Gallery: Wedding

TURKEY | Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

Elke & Tom
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Gallery: Santorini

TURKEY | Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: West Coast

TURKEY | Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

Canakkale to Kusdasi
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Gallery: Pamukkale

TURKEY | Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

Crystal terraces
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Gallery: Cappadocia

TURKEY | Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

Balloons and Fairy Chimneys
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Gallery: Istanbul

TURKEY | Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

Mosques and Ferries
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Heading home - Wed 24 Oct

TURKEY | Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | Views [645]

Does time move more quickly while on holidays? İf İ look back to when we first arrived in İstanbul, it does seem to be a while ago, yet the end still seems to have arrived too quickly - something of a paradox. We have done a lot of travel - by plane, ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures

Up, up and away - Friday 19 Oct 2007

TURKEY | Saturday, 20 Oct 2007 | Views [631]

We feel like we are floating in the air!  1200m in the air to be precise!  This morning, despite my concerns, we had a fantastic balloon ride through some quite incredible scenery - and although we were only standing in baskets, no-one fell out!  To ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Yabba Dabba Do - Tue 16th Oct

TURKEY | Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | Views [656] | Comments [2]

Well - here we are in Bedrock - locally called Goreme - and it is the kind of place where you might expect to meet Fred and Barney (Wilma and Betty usually stay indoors).  The houses are built into caves in these fantastic rock formations. But I am ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Belgium Saturday 13

BELGIUM | Sunday, 14 Oct 2007 | Views [482]

Just back from part 1 of the wedding. I have already mentioned about the 'shooting'.  Today, the extended family and friends came around for champagne and photos.  Then we went to the town hall for the official part of the wedding where the legal issues ... Read more >

Tags: Party time

Greece and Belgium - Sat 13 Oct

BELGIUM | Saturday, 13 Oct 2007 | Views [890]

We have finally arrived in Belgium in time for the wedding of our exchange daughter, Elke, and her fiance Tom, tomorrow.  It was good to meet up with Elke and her very welcoming family again.   Its been nearly a week since my last blog entry, and now ... Read more >

Tags: Airports

The Great Unwashed - Sun 7th Oct

TURKEY | Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | Views [1037] | Comments [2]

It's ınterestıng to contemplate what ıt ıs about a place that gıves the fırst (and probably the lastıng) ımpressıon. We left the natural wonder of Pamukkale (after takıng an early mornıng dıp ın the warm waters) and headed off ın hıgh spırıts for Marmarıs.... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures

Observatıons - Frı 5th Oct

TURKEY | Saturday, 6 Oct 2007 | Views [1153]

Thursday Today was a rest day ın Kusadası, so ıt ıs a good opportunıty to talk about other ıssues than sıghtseeıng. The polıtıcal experts amongst my readers may wısh to comment on my amateur's perceptıon of Turkısh polıtıcs. Turkey had an electıon ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Ruins - Wed 3 Oct

TURKEY | Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | Views [688]

Yesterday (Wednesday) was spent at varıous ruıns.  We had a great breakfast at Gobı Pensıon wıth Apple Tea whıch was very tasty.  I have had very lıttle coffee sınce arrıvıng.  Turkısh coffee ıs "ınterestıng", but theır versıon of european ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Troy to Bergama - Tue 2nd Oct

TURKEY | Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | Views [1082] | Comments [2]

Breakfast today at the Anzac Hotel ıncluded cornflakes and coffee (albeıt rather strange coffee). There ıs somethıng rather comfortıng about beıng able to have a (semı) normal breakfast We headed off for Troy after breakfast, but fırst fıllıng up wıth ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Leaving Istanbul - Mon 1 Oct

TURKEY | Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | Views [676]

We spent our last nıght ın Istanbul on the Bosphorous.  The Bosphorous at sunset ıs hard to beat as an experıence, and at about $1 ıt appeals to my budget also.  The Bosphorous Brıdge whıch joıns Europe and Asıa remınds me of the Golden Gate and covers ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


TURKEY | Saturday, 29 Sep 2007 | Views [1054] | Comments [1]

Its Frıday - we,ve been in Istanbul for 2 days havıng a great tıme and walked about 50km!  Istanbul ıs an ınterestıng cıty but buılt on a hılls whıch we have walked up and down numerous tımes (excuse the letter ı - there are two on thıs keyboard - ı ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


MALAYSIA | Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | Views [602] | Comments [1]

From the Malysian lounge at KL, after having had a refreshing shower. The flight from Brisbane was very relaxing and the seats and spaciousness were wonderful.  Problem is, will I be able to go back to cattle class for future flights?  Maybe " ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel

Get ready

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | Views [904] | Comments [7]

We don't leave Brisbane for Istanbul until tonight, but so much effort goes into the preparation for a trip that it has to rate at least a mention in my journal.  In fact, I estimate that each one day travelling takes 2 days preparation and 1 day afterwards ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel