Category: Turkey

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Ankara and Atatürk

The long drive from Cappadocia to Ankara was broken up with several stops to ease the monotony, so we finally arrived in the city centre in early afternoon. Our main focus today was visiting...

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Antalya and beyond

After a long coach journey from Pamukkale to Antalya, we were pleasantly surprised to find ourselves checked in to one of the better hotels on the Turquoise Coast of southern Turkey – the Akra...

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Pamukkale and Hierapolis

Looking like a white wonderland filled with multi-tiered wedding cakes, the fantastic landscape of Pamukkale near Denizli in western Turkey draws tourists by the thousands. The calcium-carbonate-rich waters that flow down the hillsides from...

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Izmir, Ephesus and Selçuk

Izmir is a very smart western city, the third biggest in Turkey, hugging the Gulf of Izmir on the Aegean coast of Turkey. Formerly known as Smyrna in ancient times, it gained power and...

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Gallipoli

The day began with a long drive from Istanbul down the European side of the Marmara Sea. We passed Gallipoli (Gelibolu) village which gives its name to the peninsula, but our main quest was...