Category Archives: Turkey

This is my journal for our Turkey trip.

Final Journey through Turkey: Part 3 redo

Friday 6-21-12 The ride down the hills to Assos was long and hazardous but we made it and checked into our third floor room-with-balcony. Only eight rooms had a view-with-balcony, which had a heavy overhang to keep out the weather … Continue reading

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Journal of Two Independent Travelers: Turkey– Redo 2

Friday 10-14-10 After breakfast we headed for Goreme and the outdoor World Heritage Site. It seemed like we climbed up and down mountains touring the caves: the home sites, church sites, business sites and a monastery. The Greek Orthodox settled … Continue reading

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Journal of Two Independent Travelers: Turkey– Redo

In the beginning, there was research and planning….. We argued. Mike wanted to see Turkey and I wanted to revisit Spain and France. Three different travel guides discussed the attitude of the male Turk toward the female which add up … Continue reading

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The Templar Knights of La Couvertoirade

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We left Montpellier, France on the A-75 highway to Paris. It was heavily packed with Sunday traffic and impacted with roadwork repairs. We exited for the first stop in tracking the Footsteps of the Knights Templar…

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Malaga, Spain VI

Malaga became a thriving port. First came the Phoenicians followed the Romans and later by the Moors. Then in the 19th century the sweet Malaga wine became one of Europe’s most popular drinks… Until Phylloxera ravaged the vineyards in 1876. … Continue reading

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Exchange Family Reunion-Traipsing through London

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May 12   After leaving Armenia  and Georgia, we flew into Paris, grabbed our luggage and hopped  the Eurostar to London. A 2 hour ride through  the outskirts of Paris, beautiful  farmland and with only 15 minutes…

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Caesarea Israel‏

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This picture is the entrance-or exit  to Korazim National Park which includes  all of Caesarea. We saved the Treasure of Caesarea for the last, and it was spectacular. A Saturday with good weather equals crowded. The…

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Armenia now, after the Soviet Union Implosion

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Armenia now , after the Soviet Union  Implosion When Armenia and Georgia  were mentioned as  possible wine trips….my response was “I’m not Excited.” (I went and researched them on a World Map and was less enthusiastic…

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Bournemouth: Staging for WW II

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? This picture shows London as we left it.  We crossed the 2nd  bridge (straight ahead) and it gives an overview of how far you had to drive to leave this marvelous city. Now for the…

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Journey Through Turkey: Part 7

Monday 6-24-12 After breakfast served by our friendly, English speaking host, we left for Istanbul. Stopping first in Sarky for a wine adventure, but again, no tasting, no tour, wine sales only. Very frustrating to my wine educated husband whose … Continue reading

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