Turkey Travel Stories

Turkey Travel Stories is a collection of travel stories from all over Turkey contributed by travelers, sharing the experience of Turkish culture, special places, nature, Turkish hospitality and also some other travel experiences you should read before you travel.

It’s a couple hundred kilometers from Ankara to Beypazari, where I am now, which is a little market town in the hills, so most of the time today was either trying to determine the way out of Ankara, see King Midas’s tomb (!!!) and make my way via some great...

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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...

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So many people visit Kas, a lovely but well-visited seaside town on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, for the handful of pebbly beaches. But I came for more active outdoor adventures, including checking out a mini section of the Lycian Way. This is a long-distance, 300-some mile path that follows old mule...

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Tonight I went to the Konya Cultural Center for the dervish show and I’m glad I went but it lasted about an hour too long for me. The whole dervish business started at 9: an Emcee came out and introduced a guy who spoke for about 35 minutes. Then another...

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One of my closest free-thought friends up in Seattle (a great help when I was working on the free-thought conference just before this trip) is Ron Renard, president of Humanists of North Puget Sound. He was having dinner with a pal of his named Dennis, and happened to mention that...

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Well, it was pretty windy this AM when I headed out and although there were about a dozen big balloons out there in the field, with crews and passengers (at about $225 per pop) and all, it was too windy to fly safely, so it was more like Grandpa’s honeymoon...

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This report covers Tuesday and Wednesday, the 14 and 15th although in reverse order again, as I took hardly any pictures Tuesday, and I’m trying to put pictures and captions at the top of these reports, and just commentary at the bottom. Wednesday, April 15, day 10 The title, Better...

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Almost all photos today, as there is no way I can describe the geology of where I am. Well, as you can tell from the pictures, and the text from yesterday’s report, I’m in Cappadocia, although it looks a lot more like the moon. I got out early— just after...

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On the way back into the city, on the toll-road, when we all fanned out to get in lines to pay, there were a bunch of guys hawking wares to the drivers right in the lanes: flowers, little snacks—these are the cinnamon and sesame seed bread circles, essentially big, soft,...

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Well, my first day of solo travel since last June when I went up to northern Italy after 7 delightful weeks with Susan— and it went well. I brought out the big CD container I brought with me on the trip but hadn’t brought out— Kim had brought a bunch...

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