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This is my journal for our Turkey trip.

The beginning of our Florida family visit- Wonderful!–But the ending was tragic.

All the tickets and reservation times seemed to gel together and our neighbor Jane, is driving us to out new airport terminal. Our flight to Miami, Florida was over four flights using some home miles to ease into first class … Continue reading

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Turkey: the Final Tour

Friday 6-21-12 Essentially wending our way back to Istanbul, we headed to Assos and the Caravansy Hotel by the sea. Our concierge graciously booked 2 days at this wonderful rustic resort that looked over the bay and up a hill … Continue reading

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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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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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Journey Through Turkey: Part 6

Friday 6-21-12 Essentially wending our way back to Istanbul, we headed to Assos and the Caravansy Hotel by the sea. Our concierge graciously booked 2 days at this wonderful rustic resort that looked over the bay and up a hill … Continue reading

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Journey Through Turkey: Part 5

Tuesday 5-18-12 And the rains were coming……. Weather predictions were poor for the next 2 days: time to move on. Penny made reservations for us at the Hal-Tur Hotel in Pamukkale. We had a lovely room facing the salt terraces. … Continue reading

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Journey Through Turkey: Part 4

Saturday 5-15-12 While we ate breakfast, Mr. Muharren, our Landlord, reserved 2 nights for us at The Beach House in Side. I learned early on that using the concierge to make future reservations was wise. Also, the rooms and service … Continue reading

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Journey Through Turkey: Part 3

Thursday 5-13-10 After breakfast, disinclined to climb to the caves, I bought postcards. And we left for Hattusa. Enclosed by six-kilometer-long walls, this city was, by the standards of the time, an immense site. Originally settled by the Hatti in … Continue reading

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