Monthly Archives: October 2012

Our last days in Turkey….

Dogubeyazit/Ankara, 10/25 degrees Celsius and sunny! Our last stop in Turkey is Dogubeyazit, a predominantly Kurdish town, close to the Iranian border. Here we take a dolmus (public minibus) to the Ishak Pasha Seljuk palace overlooking the town. At first … Continue reading

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Eastern Turkey

Karadut/Pertek/Kemah/Kars, 15 degrees Celsius and quite some rain All tourist posters of Turkey show this intriguing picture of a large stone head. This artifact is part of a large tomb that was created on top of mount Nemrut by a … Continue reading

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Eyes wide shut

Erzurum, 12 degrees Celcius with the occasional rain shower “Look at that” Marlieke shouts enthusiastically, while pointing at the flock of sheep crossing the busy intersection in the city center seemingly unmoved by the franticly honking traffic. We both gaze … Continue reading

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Western Turkey

Western Turkey, 30 degrees Celsius (although cold at night) After Truva, we had seen enough stones for a while, so we set off for a ride along the Aegean coast. Quiet roads through a marvelous, mountainous landscape (especially the road … Continue reading

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Gallipoli

Gelibolu/Eceabat/Truva, Turkey, 30 degrees Celsius We wake up to the sound of breaking waves. Last evening we pitched our tent near to a desolate Aegean beach. We only have to share this splendid little piece of Turkey with another Dutch … Continue reading

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Turkish hospitality

Silently the ferryboat takes off, pushing forth the water of the Marmaris sea. The horn signals our last sight of the European continent. From the minute we leave the  craziness of metropolitan life in Istanbul behind us, we are indulged … Continue reading

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1001 nights in 4 days

Istanbul, Turkey, 30 degrees Celcius After an overnight stay in a rather unpleasant Turkish town we entered the hectic traffic of Istanbul. This city is a real tourist magnet, which results in high prices. In order to save money we … Continue reading

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