Travelogues

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

Travelogues

Welcome to "I was in Turkey"

Turkey Blogs

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

Exploring the cave of Karain, or how I almost met my maker

Written by Sebastian

(Assuming we have a maker, of course… It would be hard to meet a big primeordial clump of star dust. He wouldn’t be very talkative at least) Descending from Thermessos was a lot quicker than the hazardous climb up. I got to enjoy the view all of the way too,...

Tasting Kokorec: A street food experience in Istanbul

Written by Brenda

I have not been posting for the past few days as I was busy meeting with suppliers, making hotel visits in Istanbul and generally enjoying and exploring the city. And then there was the journey home, broken in Toronto so I could visit with family for a day. Now, it’s...

A la Turca Surreal Surroundings

Written by Tony and Ninfa

Another dream fulfilled; we are just back from our hot air balloon flight over the surreal surroundings of Cappadocia in Turkey (Turkish: Kapadokya), which is dominated by caves and fairy chimneys that change colour depending on the sunlight. We arrived 2 days ago after an 11 hour night bus journey...