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This is my journal for our Turkey trip.

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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Journey Through Turkey: Part 2

Tuesday 5-11-12 The alarm rang at 6AM for the 7 o’clock Air France pickup for our 9 AM departure. Our short hops were in coach, but our Delta cards earned priority check-in for the 3 hour flight to Istanbul. Mike … Continue reading

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