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Jordan - Amman and Petra

JORDAN | Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 | Views [1620]

Jordan - Destination Amman We take a taxi to the bus station, a shared taxi to Syria and Amman (capital of Jordan). We spend the whole day in the taxi with 2 other guys. We are out of Lebanon, into Syria, out of Syria and into Jordan. The trip ... Read more >


Photos: Lebanon - Beirut

LEBANON | Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Lebanon - Beirut

LEBANON | Sunday, 12 Sep 2010 | Views [1025]

Lebanon - Destination Beirut – the problem with high expectations… We take a shared taxi to Beirut and the trip is nice, the Lebanon visa is free for a month and we have high expectations for the place.   Off to a bad start, the taxi driver ... Read more >


Photos: Syria - Damascus

SYRIA | Friday, 10 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery

Old Damascus - Umayadd Mosque, Grand Souk, Azem Palace
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Syria - Damascus (Umayadd Mosque, Souk, Azem Palace, Christian Quarter and Ananias Chapel)

SYRIA | Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | Views [1470]

Damascus – the Brazilian connection… We take a 3 hour (big and nice) bus to Damascus, get here by lunchtime and check into an awful pretentious little shitty get-me-outta-here backpackers hostel.   They charge for the use of the internet and for ... Read more >


Photos: Syria - Palmyra

SYRIA | Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery

Amazing Byzantine ruins in desert Syria
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Syria - Palmyra

SYRIA | Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | Views [931]

Palmyra – can we stay an extra day, please? Obviously, the bus becomes a (really) mini-van, and here we go, squeezing in and slowly melting with 13 other people, all staring at us “very discreetly”, including a not so discreet little girl and ... Read more >


Photos: Syria - Crac de Chevalier (Crusader Castle)

SYRIA | Monday, 6 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery

5th Century Crusader Castle in almost perfect condition
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Photos: Syria - Aleppo

SYRIA | Saturday, 4 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery

Aleppo - 4 thousand year old city (possibly oldest continously inhabited city in the world)
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Syria(sly) - Aleppo (Citadel, Umayyad Mosque, Souk) & Crac de Chevalier Crusader Castle

SYRIA | Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | Views [2559]

Syria-sly? Are you Syrias?? Yeah, after 65 days in Greece and 32 days in Turkey, we are off to Syria. We leave Adana (southeastern Turkey) after 3 days of R & R as Paul needed to recover from a really bad flu.   When we were in Istanbul ... Read more >


Photos: Turkey - Hierapolis and Pamukkale

TURKEY | Sunday, 29 Aug 2010 | Photo Gallery

Amazing ruins and incredible calcium deposit waterfally things
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Turkey - Kusadasi and Ephesus (Efes)

TURKEY | Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | Views [1837]

From Fetiye to Kusadasi, kinda our kinda place. Nice long beach, the water almost like Greece (OK, I said ALMOST, no water is like Greece, all right? EVER). Yeah, we miss our lovely Naxos in July… Back to Kusadasi in August. Lots of nice shops and ... Read more >


Photos: Turkey - Kusadasi and Ephesus

TURKEY | Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | Photo Gallery

Lovely port town and amazing Roman ruins
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Photos: Turkey - Patara & Fethiye

TURKEY | Monday, 23 Aug 2010 | Photo Gallery

Patara, Fethiye, Side and Oludeniz beach
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Turkey - Patara and Fethiye

TURKEY | Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | Views [1292]

After chatting with the hotel manager, we decided to go to Patara, “the best beach in Turkey and one of the best in the world” (yeah, right! So is my arse!). Anyway, the water is nice and blue, perfect temperature, but the sand is grey and boiling ... Read more >


Photos: Turkey - East & Southeast

TURKEY | Sunday, 15 Aug 2010 | Photo Gallery

Cappadocia to Batman & Van and then back heading down to southeast Antalya & Side
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Photos: Turkey - Cappadocia

TURKEY | Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | Photo Gallery

Open Air Museum, Rose & White Valleys, Fairy Chimneys etc
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Cappadocia - A Goat's Life

TURKEY | Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | Views [670] | Comments [1]

Yeah, if I've ever felt like a goat, it's been here. Up and down rocks all day long. We got here at 8am and most of the places were full. We found a good enough hotel, Dora Motel, and set up camp. Ok, again, August is hot and busy but you can always ... Read more >

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Photos: Turkey - Istanbul

TURKEY | Sunday, 8 Aug 2010 | Photo Gallery

Istanbul - Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace, Bosphorus Cruise, Spice Market etc
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Turkey - Istanbul

TURKEY | Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | Views [1181] | Comments [1]

Istanbul is an amazing place, we just loved it and I particularly didn't want to leave. That said, the heat and humidity in August really get to you and sometimes you need to rush to the air-con in your room. Anyway, we stayed at the Hotel California, ... Read more >

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