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Bye Bye Greece, Hello İstanbul

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

Since our last post, we spent 2 nice quiet nights in Delphi, the site of the famous Temple of Apollo. The ruins were much the same as many that we’ve already seen, but each site still has something unique about it. There were a couple of buildings that were interesting, and an interesting stone wall (I think there are pictures somewhere). The downside was that though there is a little train that supposedly runs between the site and the town, we’re not convinced it actually goes to the site – we saw it several times around town, but not once on the trek to or from the site; so we ended up walking a fair bit more than we expected to. As a side note, we have both lost enough weight that our pants are too baggy!

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A Quick Update

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

Leaving the Olympic Stadium
Leaving the Olympic Stadium

Well, we’ve spent the last couple of nights in Olympia. The town there was pleasant, and the archaeological site was one of the best that we’ve seen in a long time, though we have some complaints about the way it’s operated that I won’t get into here. There’s enough in way of ruins there to engage the imagination, and it’s large enough that the crowds are only a problem in a couple of pinch points, like the Olympic Stadium.

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Laidback Islands and City Crowds

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

Well, we haven't had much chance to blog since we've been in Greece. Unfortunately, affordable internet is a bit of a rarity, so usually by the time we've done our basic errands (check email, book hostels in next destination, ... [Continue reading this entry]


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 ... [Continue reading this entry]

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 ... [Continue reading this entry]

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]