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PatLynneEscapes Self-funded Retirees, 43 years married, spending the Kids' inheritance before we run out of puff! Exploring Russia, Hungary and Turkey with visits to Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta, Fifty-four days of Holiday magic!

Final Days

INDONESIA | Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | Views [759]

Article 19 Jakarta Up early and back to bed after the basics…nothing but nothing opens in Jakarta before 10am !   So where do we have to go, nowhere.   We did upload all the camera memories and decide as to what ... Read more >

Tags: Party time

Final Things to Do

INDONESIA | Sunday, 30 Sep 2007 | Views [782]

Article 18 Friday 28 th Sept KL to Jakarta   We caught up with my Friend Darryl and his lovely wife this afternoon and had drinks at the Irish Pub, caught up on past and present history and doings.   They are in ... Read more >

Tags: Friends

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MALAYSIA | Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

Kuala Lumpur
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KL to Jakarta

MALAYSIA | Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | Views [763]

Article 17 Kuala Lumpur (Where muddy rivers meet) Managed to get some photos uploaded onto the journal pages and the last Article (No. 16).   Then went up to the room and finished packing.   All packed and waiting in ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation

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TURKEY | Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

Istanbul Boat Trip
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Ankara to Istanbul

TURKEY | Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | Views [835]

Article 16 Istanbul Turkey   We arose late dawdled over Breakfast and then watched Fiddler-on the-Roof to fill in timer.   Check-out time is 1200 but our plane does not depart until 1500.   Finally, movie ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures

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TURKEY | Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

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TURKEY | Sunday, 23 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

Airport Hotel Ankara
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Airport Hotel Ankara

TURKEY | Sunday, 23 Sep 2007 | Views [793]

Article 15 Ankara & Buyuk AnadolU Hotel   Patricia was up early to finish her packing…I managed to sneak another thirty minutes before the need to pee drove me from the bed!   A light breakfast of instant soup and toothpaste ... Read more >

Tags: Airports and Qantas

Talking Turkey

TURKEY | Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | Views [1028]

Article Fourteen Turkey 20 Sept. 2007 Once again, as we near the end of the week, we decided to have yet another rest day.   We planned to clear our Journal and Internet promises and look at paying any bills and checking ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Top Of The Ilgas Mountain

TURKEY | Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | Views [1053]

  Article Thirteen Top of the Mountain/Ilgas Resort Grounds Wednesday 19 th Sept.   Today was declared a ‘day-of-rest’ by the Dragon Lady Driver…The basic fuel cost, mountainous roads and the fact that ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains

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TURKEY | Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

Black Sea and Resort Mountain
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Gallery: Teddy Li-Bear-ian

TURKEY | Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Li-Bear-ian's story

TURKEY | Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | Views [483]

Teddy Li-Bear-ian has been across Russia by train and ship, visited Hungary and is now in Turkey - here are a few pics of his progress.

Tags: Misadventures

Black Sea Coast

TURKEY | Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | Views [900] | Comments [1]

Article Twelve Black Sea Coast Left a little bit later this morning because we had some sausages, bought yesterday, to cook for breakfast.   That done and cleaned up I tried to change some US$ at reception…no money until ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Gallery: Gallery 15

TURKEY | Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

Ilgas Turkey
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Ilgas & Surrounds

TURKEY | Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | Views [874]

Article Eleven Ilgas Mountain Resort 16/17 Sept.   We had dinner in the hotel restaurant last night, a buffet spread, many, many salads, dishes of fish in various sources, soup of the day and five or six hot dishes ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains

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TURKEY | Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Hungary to Turkey + Ilgas

TURKEY | Sunday, 16 Sep 2007 | Views [783]

Article Ten Hevis to Ankara Of like startled gazelles at sparrows in the dark we left Hevis, after returning the keys at 0600, and argued all the way to somewhere when finally by mutual opinion we simply had to turn back and find ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains

Knights of Old

HUNGARY | Sunday, 16 Sep 2007 | Views [758]

Article Nine Wednesday We decided to take another car trip away from Hevis, this time away to the south.   Hungary is a funny place, shat looks like hours of travelling, on the map but in fact, the countryside is so built up (along ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

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