Travelogues

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"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

Bodrum, the Ancient Greek City of Halicarnassus

Written by Ivan

Bodrum is a Turkish coastal town located not too far from the Greek Island of Kos and is built over the ruins of the Ancient Greek city of Halicarnassus. Halicarnassus was home to the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Settled in the 7th...

Cappadocia: Quad Bike Cruising, Out of this World

Written by Ivan

“It’s like being on the moon.” “It’s out of this world.” Cappadocia is one of Turkey’s most beautiful places, dotted with fairy chimneys, cave churches and underground cave cities. There are myriads of accommodation and tour options in Goreme, including the highly rated sunrise hot air balloon tour over the...

Bodrum and Queen Anne’s Lace

Written by Lisa MacLean

Ayla and I had arranged to meet in Bodrum this afternoon, but she phoned early in the morning to say that she’d been called in to work and couldn’t make our appointment. I decided to go into Bodrum anyway and go to the free hamam session that I’d been given...