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Turkey

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Gallery: Cappadocia

Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Too much Turkey

Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | Views [647]

After two overnight buses, tours of Ephesus, the temple of Artemis, the house of the Virgin Mary, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, and numerous sites around Cappadocia, I'm exhaustively satisfied.  Currently we are in the village of Goreme, smack dab in the middle ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Gallery: Anatolia

Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Obelisk and Prayer

Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | Views [638] | Comments [1] | Video

This is an interesting video.  The initial monument is the Obelisk of Theodosious, or Tuthmosis III, in the Hippodrome Square, just west of the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia.  This was shipped from Egypt by the Eastern Roman Emperor Theodosius in 390 AD.  ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Scams aplenty

Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | Views [1530]

You know, I'm really making every effort to be culturally sensitive, to enjoy the rich history and scenery of Istanbul, and to be friendly to it's inhabitants.  But after five days of attempted scams, cons, hustles, and general badgering, I'm pretty ... Read more >

Tags: scams & robberies


Near Hustles in Istanbul

Sunday, 3 Feb 2008 | Views [2805] | Comments [9] | Video

Istanbul is an amazing place. Wedged between the Black Sea and the sea of Marmara, this is essentially where Europe and the Middle East meet, and not just geographically speaking. There is a European feel here, yet the loudspeakers still belt out the ... Read more >

Tags: scams & robberies


Midnight train to Istanbul

Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | Views [1048] | Comments [2]

Our overnight train to Istanbul via Thessaloniki began at 8pm Wednesday,and at 9am, we are beginning to enter the fringes of this massive city of 16 million. The train ride consisted of initial hopes of meeting new and exciting people (nope), and ... Read more >

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Gallery: Istanbul

Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery


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