Blogs from Turkey, Middle East - page 4

Advertisement

Middle East » Turkey » Mediterranean » Antalya December 11th 2013

We left Antalya at 2:00pm after shopping at the square and little shops all over then wandering the town and walking with a full view of the Mediterranean. We then got in the van for a long ride to the next town. When we got there it was about 6:00pm so we got settled in and went to an all you can eat buffet at a 4 star hotel. It was about a 20 minute walk away. They had a good meal set and I had lots of food. After paying we went home and played backgammon till 10:00pm. Good night snake wangler... read more
image
image
image

Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Pamukkale December 11th 2013

We went to the ruins of an ancient Roman city, that are right by the white cliffs. We saw the old grave yard and took zombie pictures. Then we saw the grand market and the really different bathroom, where you went was side by side. I couldn't imagine having to use the bathroom with so many people around. We continued on looking at the architecture and seeing old Roman baths and concert halls. We then saw the calcium pools and the ruins of the old Apollo temple now a pool to soak in, Elissa, Rachel and me went in for awhile. After the swim, we had lunch and ice-cream. Then we walked down the calcium pools, they were really cool and felt weird on your feet at places because the calcium goes between your toes. The ... read more
image
image
image

Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Selçuk December 11th 2013

We drove to a new city today. About 15km from the town we stopped for lunch at a family run restaurant to learn how to make turkish cuisine. It was really cool and interesting, but it was too bad I wasn't feeling too good. I didn't get the full taste of it, but it was still good. We learned a lot on how the food is prepared and that they use mostly just fresh ingredients, that they have grown and the olive oil that the man made. After the meal, we went to the town. We had free time the rest of the day so we went to look at the shops. Then mom went in to a jewelry shop and we were there for about 1hour, I played a game of backgammon and I WON!!! ... read more
image
image
image

Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Selçuk December 11th 2013

On est allé à la vielle ville de Ephesus. C'était 5 minutes loin du village où on restait. C'est ville est une femme, avec le temple de Artemis et Hestes, en plus on pense que la maison de la vierge Mary est sur un colline à côté de la ville. Les Romans a mis un bain juste en avant de l'entrée pourque tout le monde a un bain avant d'entre dans la ville. Ibo a expliqué les choses sur les bain. On a vu les colonnes et les statues. Il y a une place pour les assémblées, un petit chamber à un côté où il fait leur décisions. On a vu les temples de Artemis et Hestes. On a payé un peu plus pour voir les planches mosaics c'est encroyables tous les differents motifs et dessins ... read more
image
image
image

Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Ayvalik December 11th 2013

On est allé a une autre ville où on est resté a un château d'Ottoman! On a fait une promenade de la ville moi et Maman, et vu la marché où il y a le nourriture, le cotton, mackup, les jeux et beaucoup d'autre choses. On marchait sur la rue de la mer aussi. On est allé très vite à un côté parce que le soleil était dans les yeux. On a marché lentement moi et Maman pour voir les magasins, bateaux, restaurants et monument. On cherchait pour les pantalons / jupe pour un peu mais j'étais fatigué alors on est réturné ver le château. Maman est allée encore se promener voir les magasins pour troves les pantalon jupe. Et je suis resté au château, supposé à faire l'écriture mais j'ai lu et can Maman a ... read more

Advertisement

Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Canakkale December 11th 2013

On a un très grand jour on est allé au Troy et Gallipoli dans un jour! On est allé à Troy premièrement. Troy est une vielle ville il était fabriqué 9 fois et c'était un des plus reses ville de sa temp. On a entendu l'histoire derrière les villes. Et du Trojan cheval, Aceses. Et quoi arrive après aussi quand les archeologistes ont trouvé. Après Troy on est allé a Gallipoli. C'est où les ANZEC ont battu les turkish c'était un mal temp dans l'histoire. Il y a un monument pour les ANZEC et plusieurs des cémitères on a visité les tranchèes aussi c'est un mauvais chose qui c'est passé ce jour là. Aprés que on a vu les tranchées et cemetiers des Turks on est allé à l'hotel. Avant souper on est allé voir le ... read more
image
image
image

Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul December 11th 2013

On est réturné à l'Istanbul. de on a pris le 7:00am traversier à la côté European. C'était un voyage de 5 heures dans l'auto. J'ai lu et fait l'écriture. Proche à la fin on a commencè le film Troy. On a pas fini le film et j'étais triste. On est arrivé à environ 12:30pm. Alors Maman et moi fait un plan. On est allé au musée d'archeaologie. On a fais une pose pour m'acheter un doner wrap. C'était 20 lyra pour nous deux d'entrés. On est allé à l' Hagio Sophia où il y a les differents artifacts des temps. Les artifact de Troy, Heiropolis, les mosaiques est les tombeaux. Les tombeaux sont trés beaux et pleine de détial. Il est comme le statue est vivant et va aller autour de le casket. Les mosaiques avec ... read more

Middle East » Turkey December 11th 2013

Better late than never.... read more
PA140103
PA140075
PA150157

Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Canakkale December 11th 2013

Woolly says – there I was up and ready to go I even offered to cook breakfast while I waited for Jo and Ian to sort themselves out. We made it into Ollie and while I got comfy on my seat and Ollie roared into life they got back out again and went to look for the map! I mean isn’t that the first thing you pack! Have you checked you’ve got PASSPORTS?? At last my patience paid off and we left the sunny shores of Alanya on our next adventure. I know it’s pretty stupid to forget one of the most vital things on the list but it was early and we are out of practice for our nomadic life. We swept through Antalya and waved at the airport before we started travelling North West. ... read more
Snowy Views
Are we there yet!
Sunset on the Med

Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Canakkale December 9th 2013

We started with a trip to Troy. Troy is the oldest city in Turkey. It was rebuilt 9 times. The first Troy was built with high walls in 3000BC. It's really hard to wrap your brain around it. People were building cities 5000 years ago and figuring out the architecture to build stone walls for protection. The walls of Troy and many of the outlines of its buildings for the era of Helen are still standing. You can stand at the gates or on the thick wall remnants and imagine a thousand ships sailing in to get her back. The afternoon we spent sailing back and forth between Europe and Asia. It's a neat feeling to be in a country that straddles two continents. We went to visit Gallipoli. It has hit home again and again ... read more
image
image
image




Tot: 0.357s; Tpl: 0.01s; cc: 14; qc: 70; dbt: 0.1946s; 70; m:apollo w:www (50.28.60.10); sld: 2; ; mem: 6.4mb