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Middle East » Turkey » Black Sea » Amasya July 17th 2013

Hey guys today we are in sofia, it was fun, the boarder was a drama but so was the turkey one, i think thats just Gona happen from here on out. We did a walking tour and saw a protest which was exciting but quite peaceful there were kids there, it has lasted every day for 2 months. Just has tea and Over tipped the Taxi driver due to. Us having to get rid of all our coins. Now just relaxing before an early start tomorrow to serbia. Xx... read more
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Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum July 16th 2013

Bodrum is THE place many British choose to spend summer holiday's year after year. I can see some sense in this - there is guaranteed proper sun, a beach, a cheap economy and nice places to stay. I, however am glad that I put a bit of research into our trip and chose to stay in Bitez which is about 20 mins around the coast. After wandering around in Bitez, we flagged down a dolmus (turkish bus, more like a minivan) on the street - when I say flagged down I swear the Turkish people have a 6th sense about us, the driver of the dolmus pretty much spotted us, honked his horn and we jumped in...hoping this wasn't some random guy with a van picking up unsuspecting tourists. Soon after jumping on board we came ... read more
Bodrum Castle
Me at Bodrum Marina
Looking out from Bodrum Marina

Middle East » Turkey » Black Sea » Gerede July 16th 2013

16 th tues, last day in Instanbul, this is such a wicked place, locals are very friendly as long as your covered etc. they pray 5 times a day here, gives me a fright when the prayer comes over the loud speakers although i havent been hearing it at night like the others. After the walking tour yesterday and seeing the blue mosque and trying some yummy stuffed peppers and hagling up a storm in the markets we went out for tea and a show. There was bellydancers and the men were doing high kicks and throwing knives it was very entertaining by the end we were all dancing on the stage, one of the girls from the group got up and sung she was amazing. After the show we went to a night club which ... read more
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Middle East » Turkey » Black Sea » Amasya July 16th 2013

Photos, i love apple tea and all the Jewllery with the eye on it to keep away bad spirits.... read more
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Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum July 15th 2013

Deep in sleep my dream turned into some weird wailing noise. As I groggily woke up looking around the unfamiliar room I was quickly reminded where I was and that this was indeed a muslim country - the azan (call to prayer) is recited over LOUD speakers from the Mosque 5 times a day. I swear this was at about 5am in the morning, but I think it was more likely to be 7ish? The timing of the azan depends on the sunrise and sunset and geographical location to Mecca. All of the mosques (and there are alot of them) call the azan from the minaret (tower) of the mosque so you hear this everywhere you go. I must admit, waking up to this the first time gave me a really airy feeling when you realise ... read more
Start of the esplanade towards the main beach area
The Lemon Tree!
Free cocktail for me!

Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum July 15th 2013

Returning to the resort with full bellies and a fresh supply of water we had a bit of time to relax by the pool, waiting for our "unforgettable turkish bath experience" . I felt rather, holidayish lounging in a bikini on a sun bed by the pool, shaded by a cane sun umbrella followed by a quick dip in the pool, which was warm but rather refreshing. I do feel for all those who may have been blinded during this time, but a girl has to start somewhere! Running a bit behind schedule, we walked over to the spa area to see if we had inadvertently missed our appointment. The young guy at the reception obviously couldn't understand our twange, so our friend from this morning came out to say he would be 10 more minutes. ... read more

Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bodrum July 15th 2013

Following our "experience" at the Turkish Bath we returned to the pool to start the process of the ultimate tan. I must admit, my skin was very, very soft following all the scrubbing, rubbing, massaging, stretching and contorting. I had noticed on our return that a hair dresser was advertising their service at the resort, so went to check this out. Following the signs I found a small, rather empty looking salon with a turkish guy standing outside - I identified him as the "Hairdresser" by the large "hairdresser" sign hanging around his neck. Being blonde is a bit of hard work and I had meant to have my hair done before our holiday, but time ran out and finances reigned so didn't. After trying to explain to the hairdresser in broken english what half head ... read more

Middle East » Turkey » Mediterranean » Side July 15th 2013

Middle East » Turkey » Central Anatolia » Cappadocia July 15th 2013

Last night in an out post town of Goreme, after a long day of visiting underground cities and the fairytale landscape of piers and floating rocks, of dervish shaped spires, ant-like hills and turrets - all gigantic, all unique, all quite unimaginable, fanciful and powerful creations and a dawn hot air balloon ride, which incidentally was breathtaking as we floated above Kapadokya's volcanic, eruption and wind and water erosion created realm occasionally brushing the tops of apricot, apple and olive trees before our balloon became entangled in an orchard upon landing (after 4 aborted attempts!), but that is a whole other story. Upon returning to the solid ground of a local bar, Stewart overheard the conversation of some folks who had just returned from some waterfalls. He asked for more details and within a half hour, ... read more
Kiss kiss
Taking to the waters
Whatever it takes...




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