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Istanbul and the Cruise Start

November 19th 2009
Onward to Istanbul and the Cruise. Our overnight bus journey to Istanbul was relatively uneventful with several stops at roadside service centres catering to the Bus trade, The highways in Turkey are modern and there are of toll roads as we approached Ankara and later Istanbul. From Goreme there were 9 Buses leaving within a 1 hour time frame and much to my surprise most were full. This is the ... read more
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Turkish Flag Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... ... read more
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