Travelogues

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"I was in Turkey".

Travelogues

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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

In the capitol— Ankara’s Aweigh

Written by Robert

I’m now in Ankara, about 5 hours NW of Cappadocia, which is the area where the bizarre geology exists. Here are the last shots of the bizarre landscape and castles made from tweaked landscape; these were Sunday AM as I was waiting for the market to open to try to...

Efes, Sirince, Ruins and Wine

Written by Jeffery

The weekend has come and gone and I’m mostly recovered and ready for another week of classes. We had a late Friday night, an action-packed day of traveling on Saturday, and a very quiet and relaxing Sunday so there is quite a bit to catch up on. One of our...

A few encounters with Kurds – all of them very special

Written by Pat Helen

We set off in the direction of Nemrut Dagi, with a stop in at Diyarbakir on the way. This town makes claims of having the longest city wall in the world at 6 km, but we know of at least one of 23 km in India and there are probably...