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Beautiful City, but the plumbing could use some work.

Friday, July 14th, 2006

The Aya Sofya
The Aya Sofya

Well, so far we’ve been having a great time in Istanbul. People are much friendlier than in Greece, and the sights are incredible.

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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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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]

Natural Chimneys, Manmade Caves, and so much more

Monday, May 29th, 2006

Overlooking Göreme Valley
Overlooking Göreme Valley

Cappadocia really does have it all. Well, everything except low prices, that is. The landscape here is amazing. When ... [Continue reading this entry]

100km to a Different World

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

What a difference a border makes. It is only 100km from Aleppo to Antakya, but once you cross the (very disorganised) border, all of a sudden, you enter Europe.

While we are technically still in Asia, it is a much ... [Continue reading this entry]