Travelogues

Read the stories of travellers who say
"I was in Turkey".

Travelogues

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Just a quick recap………………. Part 1 of this saga dealt with the subject of how I found myself in this fascinating country. Travelling from Greece in 1984 and sleeping in Ephesus ancient city, sights, sounds, smells and people. Part 2 leads from 1984 into a further trip where I made a remarkable  mysterious discovery of a possible past-life. Now here we are again………… After my third or fourth trip to Turkey I had decided it was the place for me. i simply could not get enough of it. At this time in my life there had been several dramatic upheavals. I had lost a...
1- There are no dolmus stops. They stop and pick-up passengers whenever and wherever they want. This is good if you are a passenger waiting for a dolmus. This is not good if you are driving behind the dolmus. So, wait at an appropriate point where they can see you and they can stop without too much “Fast and The Fourios” movements. 2- You can easily hail them and they will stop. Most of the time they will stop or honk even if you don’t hail. 3- Before hop on to the dolmus, make sure it goes to the same...

Turkey Travelogues

Don’t cry for me Bulgaria

Written by janice

We crossed the border yesterday into Turkey enjoying the coolish conditions after a fierce nocturnal thunderstorm, this time so violent that it actually woke me from my sleep of the dead. This was a relief after the day before when it was 40 and breathless as we climbed hill after...

Closing the Turkish Loop

Written by Robert

I’m back in Istanbul, after 7430 Km, or 4,644 miles. The point-to-point straight-line distance between all the cities in the projected loop was about 2,350 miles, but as I got ahead of my projected calendar, toward the end of the trip, I added some more cities, and not necessarily in...

Wet, Hot and Clean – Cagaloglu

Written by hazia

Being a spa fan, I had looked forward to visiting the Hamam, or Turkish Baths, during my holiday. Before that, the closest I ever had to experiencing one was the Morrocan version of Turkish Hamam at Bangsar Village. Hmm.. that was like 5-star when compared to the popular ones in...