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Saturday, June 24th, 2006

We arrived by ferry on the island of Lesvos (Mytolini) Monday evening, sans guidebook or map. Customs was the easiest yet, we walked right through, and as there were fewer than 30 people on our ferry, there was barely a line.

Mytolini appeared to be a nice port town at first glance, though we quickly tired in our search for a hotel (we walked by 2 without even seeing them – they like big signs on the roof, but lack in little signs by the door). We finally found a room, paid too much for what we got (it’s a port town, and the hotel was right near the harbour – we didn’t know where else to look). By morning, we realized that it’s as nice a little town as it appeared – for 25,000 people, the traffic is insane!! We had trouble crossing even little side streets! At one point a nice local man helped us across… awwww. The town is also littered with vaguely marked one way streets, which made for a fun time getting out of town once we rented a car.

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We Found the Tourists

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

Throughout our trip to Turkey, we’ve had trouble with activities not taking place due to lack of tourists. In Eğirdir, there was absolutely nothing happenning, in Göreme, pensions were close to empty, but at least all the different pensions work together so they can still offer the same activities. Similarly, in Olympos, we booked our cruise with one company, but they couldn’t get any other customer’s, so they put us on another company’s boat.

Well, we found them. They were hiding in Ephesus, unless they were Russian, in which case, they were hiding in Pammukale.

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Of cats and steaks

Friday, June 16th, 2006
We've been a little lazy for blogging of late, our appologies. Since we don't feel like writing a huge entry about the little that we've done since getting off the short cruise, here's quick story about how much of ... [Continue reading this entry]

Boats, Swimming and Sunburn

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

Our Boat
Our Boat

Well, the few days has very definately been a holiday for us. We spent a lot of time on the water, as ... [Continue reading this entry]


Monday, June 5th, 2006

We are now in Olympos, on the south coast of the med. It is very sticky here - not really all that hot, but very very humid, and there is very little air flow, hardly a breeze to speak ... [Continue reading this entry]

General Observations, Turkey

Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

Some things we've observed about Turkey:

Turkish pants - in Antakya we saw men wearing funny pants (people of our generation may remember the fashion trend of Hammer-pants?); they are really baggy pants with the crotch hanging down close to the ... [Continue reading this entry]

Update from Antalya

Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

Goose Farm
Goose Farm

We decided against going to the Black Sea coast in the Northeast, as much as we'd like to, because it was just too ... [Continue reading this entry]