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Rome to Athens

GREECE | Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | Views [440]

The first part of the day was a travel day.  I caught a bus to Termini and took a train to the airport from there.  I forgot to mention that Rome has a great bus system and is free.  It was a really great way to get around. The flight was pretty bumpy ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Florence

ITALY | Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | Views [399]

Italy has a great train network, and I used it today for an adventure in Florence.  The ride up took about an hour and a half, and we rode through some REALLY old and small towns.  Most of them were perched on top of a small mountain or hill with fields ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Rome and Vatican City

ITALY | Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | Views [417]

Today I set off in the opposite direction and headed for Vatican City, the smallest soverign state in the world.  First stop was St. Peter's Basilica, which was huge and beautiful.  Someone told me that the line to get in was three hours long, though, ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Rome - Day 1

ITALY | Sunday, 16 Sep 2007 | Views [421]

So, today was my first day in Rome.  I began to figure out my neighborhood a bit last night, and it made things much easier in the daylight.  There is basically one plaza to the south that connects streets in all directions.  I did not have a major agenda ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Travel to Rome

ITALY | Saturday, 15 Sep 2007 | Views [462]

Everyone caught planes out of Turkey today.  Jim and Jane headed back to the states, Jenn and Allen headed for the islands, and Eric, Lisa and I went back to Istanbul.  Eric and Lisa had one more night in Turkey and I am off to Rome! Eric, Lisa and ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


Islands and Gocek

TURKEY | Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | Views [522]

Today we sailed to a wonderful bay that was surrounded by mountains.  A wealthy Turk lived in the bay during the summer on a house boat that was the size of a small town.  It was basically a giant catamaran with a tennis court under the main deck.  He ... Read more >

Tags: Travel Tips


Day Trip = overcoming phobias!

TURKEY | Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | Views [452]

Our captain s brother and his seven year old son picked us up today in a tiny boat for a day trip. The boat was tiny because we were headed into a river that meets the sea. I cannot remember the names of the places we saw at the moment, so I will ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Bozborum and more snorkeling

TURKEY | Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | Views [902]

Allen and I woke up early today to explore Bozborum.  Bozborum probably is not on any map or guide.  It is a small town of 200 or so and depends on fishing and small backyard farms for the most part.  There were a few shops here and there as well as ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Daça

TURKEY | Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | Views [640]

We left early for the fishing town of Daça this morning.  Daça was once a tiny place but has grown quickly as a result of the new road that was constructed ten years ago.  The harbor area was the usual tourist trap but a real town exists just a few blocks ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


The Greek Island of Symi

TURKEY | Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | Views [694]

After a brıef swim and breakfast we set sail for Symi.  We traveled for most of the morning and used the sails for the first time.  The wind was not very strong though so we turned the engines on for most of the trip.  We hung out at a great secluded ... Read more >

Tags: Markets


From Knidos to Daçta

TURKEY | Sunday, 9 Sep 2007 | Views [486]

After exploring the ruins of Knidos, we set sail for a small harbor near Daçta, which wıll be our launchıng point to the Greek Island of Symi.  We arrıved in the late afternoon, and I was allowed to drive Serenity for a whıle!  The result was anything ... Read more >

Tags: Friends


Past Kos to Knidos

TURKEY | Sunday, 9 Sep 2007 | Views [558]

We sailed to our first real destination today: the ancient city of Knidos.  On the way, we passed the Greek island of Kos which was huge and stunning.  Breakfast consisted of Turkish cheeses and olives, homemade marmalade, Nutella crepes, fresh fruit, ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Bodrum and Boarding Serenity 70

TURKEY | Saturday, 8 Sep 2007 | Views [363]

I had a bit of time in Bodrum this morning, so I checked out of my Hotel and walked around a bit.  Bodrum is pretty for a tourist town.  There were people from all over the world in the harbor area, but the locals refrained from bothering the tourists ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Bodrum, land of giant twins and fresh vegetables

USA | Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | Views [386]

I FINALLY landed in Bodrum (total travel time including layovers:  twenty four hours) bleary eyed and stoked to meet up with Jenn Agnew, Allen and other travel companions.  The cab ride to my hotel took nearly forty five minutes and they fleeced me for ... Read more >

Tags: Party time


Madrid to Istanbul

USA | Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | Views [342]

After a long layover in Madrid I boarded yet another plane bound for Istanbul, my penultimate destinatıon.  The flıght was absolutely beautiful and I tried very hard to stay awake until we landed.  We flew over Naples, where the white homes shined brightly ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


JFK to Madrid

SPAIN | Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | Views [362]

Iberia air is a decent airline...nothing exceptional, and there were some quirky mechanical issues like a TV terminal that constantly retracted and lowered throughout the flight, but the flight was smooth and we landed in Madrid a bıt early.

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


LAX to JFK

USA | Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | Views [440]

Left on time (more or less) for my long journey to Bodrum, Turkey.  The first leg took me to JFK international where I had a brief layover and terminal change.  I hung out with a local New Yorker and caught up on some local news like the taxi cab strike ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


Ahoy, matey!

USA | Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | Views [586]

It's 4 AM and I am waiting for the lovely SuperShuttle guy to come and wisk me away to LAX. Here is my itinerary for the trip: 9/6/2007 Leave Los Angeles (LAX) for Kennedy (JFK) 7:30 AM 9/6/2007 Arrive Kennedy (JFK) 3:50 PM ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


The Road to Agra

INDIA | Sunday, 14 Jan 2007 | Views [506]

We're back home and clearly, we got lazy about this whole blog business.  I was writing to a friend of mine about our drive to Agra and thought I would post what I wrote here, since it's pretty much what I would have said in the blog: we got lazy ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


January 14th: Overview

INDIA | Sunday, 14 Jan 2007 | Views [460]

January 14th, 2007: - Drove from Delhi to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal - Marble inlaying factory Animals spotted in Delhi and Agra: - Dogs - Cats - Elephants - Egrets - Camels - Monkeys - Pigs - Donkeys - Horses - Cows - Chickens - Parrots - Lizards ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


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