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Archive for March, 2009

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Mar '09

March 25 – Pamukkale to Selçuk

I am so sad that this trip is almost over.  All I want to do is go on another one and I’m already thinking about coming back to Turkey; all the things I’d like to do and all the people I hope I can get to come with me.   Woke up at 6:30, bright […]

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Mar '09

March 24 – Fethiye to Pammukale

    Checked out of AtaPark Hotel in Fethiye, where I almost got trapped in the shower door – close call – and set off to visit the ‘ghost’ town of Kaya Köyü.  This place really upset me.  Up until 1923 over 6,000 people lived here.  In 1923 they were all moved to Greece under […]

Thu
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Mar '09

March 23 – Fethiye/Dalyan Çayi

After a 1 to 1-1/2 hour drive we arrived at Dalyan Çayi (river) for another boat cruise.   First stop – ancient mud and thermal baths.  I felt like I was back in Rotorua (New Zealand) although it’s quite a bit colder here and the scenery very different.  Smell-wise they’re interchangeable.  Lots of kitties here too […]

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Mar '09

March 22 – Kaş to Fethiye

Bye Bye Kaş, I’m leaving you for Fethiye.  Pronunciation of words seems so easy now yet only a few weeks ago I was mispronouncing everything.  I did a Skype call with my friend, Charlie, and I think every time I said the name of a place he corrected me.  I know my feeble attempt at […]

Thu
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Mar '09

March 21 – Kaş

Still in Kaş where, from the terrace of our hotel, you can see the Greek Island of Kastellorizo.  It appears to be close enough to swim to although it’d be a long swim (about three miles – Michael Phelps could do it in a few minutes).  If I wanted to go there I’d have to […]

Thu
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Mar '09

March 20 – Antalya to Kaş

Whoa, early start – 8:30 (a shock to the system, I’ve gotten used to 9:00).  First up, Perge.  I tell you, those Romans and Greeks really got around and boy oh boy did they build.  It’s really a pity cameras weren’t invented until the last century because I’d love to know what things were really […]

Sun
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Mar '09

March 19 – Konya to Antalya

I definitely can’t complain about having to get up early on this trip.  So far we haven’t had to be ready to go any earlier than 9:00 which is completely civilized and acceptable in my book.  We walked a long way, one whole block, to visit the Mevlana Museum where Rumi’s tomb is located.  That […]

Sun
22
Mar '09

March 18 – Goreme to Konya

Ultra-touristy whirling dervish/folk dancing dinner thing was fun.  The Dervish part was short and didn’t really fulfill my ‘wanna see whirling dervishes’ desire but I have the opportunity to go see a REAL mevlana service in Istanbul so I’ll do that.  The folk dancing was great as was the food.  The mezes here are really […]

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22
Mar '09

March 17 – Cappadocia

Up and out the door.  I promptly smacked my head into the shelf on the bus as soon as I got on.  Thank goodness, I don’t know what I’d do without my daily head whacking.  After my attempt at permanent brain damage we set off for a walk through the Fairy Chimneys of the Love […]

Sat
21
Mar '09

March 16 – Cappadocia

The balloon folks picked us up, we paid our money ($225 US – ACK!) and then drove out to where they were inflating the balloon.  We all wondered why they couldn’t have been doing that while we were still in bed when all of a sudden a 2nd balloon from the same company is driven […]