Turkey

colin on January 13th, 2016

Yes, the site’s been down since before Xmas. No, when it came back up, nothing happened for a long time. Let me explain. This site (euronomads.com) was, until recently hosted with Bluehost.com, who in their infinite wisdom deleted my website(s) – I had a hosting a/c with them, so there was a lot of damage […]

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colin on December 17th, 2015

What a week! We arrived in Marmaris over a week ago expecting to be on the ferry to Rhodes a day or two later. We didn’t quite get it with winter timetables… the next vehicle ferry to Rhodes was on the 17th, nine days later. We thought about going across to Kos from Bodrum, but […]

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colin on December 3rd, 2015

On the way to Cappadoccia, we noted a side-to-side shaking in the van which seemed at its worst in third or fourth gear, under power. We nursed it gently along and stopped at a town on the coast to have it looked at. I took the mechanic for a run (it’s right-hand drive… he might […]

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colin on November 29th, 2015

What the heck, I thought. Here we were in Antalya, a little over 500 kms from Cappadoccia…. and when will we ever get a chance to go there again. So off we went to Cappadocia. In the morning, yours truly went to the top of the “castle” in the town of Goreme, at the centre […]

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colin on November 27th, 2015

We liked Antalya. Entry into the city (1.2M people) from the north gives a good view from the lookout at the top of the hill. Our first night there we stopped short of the city centre, parking in the woods between some houses and the city zoo. The locals seemed amused but tolerant of our […]

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colin on November 22nd, 2015

You know the place. It’s the one with mineral water flowing down the hill from a hot spring and forming pools along the slope on the way down. It’s interesting, but of course, the photos you’ve seen were taken by a pro, and showed the place at it’s best. Those who manage the place have […]

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colin on November 19th, 2015

Here’s a place I’ve long wanted to visit. The bucket list is taking a real pounding these days. The best way to see the site is to enter from the uphill carpark and walk back down, three kilometers. Some nice stuff at the top, and an interesting “main street”, or processional way, with fountains, residential […]

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colin on November 15th, 2015

After Gallipoli, we crossed over by ferry to Canakkale on the other side of the Dardanelles and made our way to Troy. Not the best preserved ancient site around, but very interesting for what it is, rather than how pretty it is. This is one of those places of legend. We’ve all heard of it…. […]

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colin on November 14th, 2015

Well, an Aussie in Turkey. Just had to go to Gallipoli, didn’t I? It was worth the trip; after a leisurely drive down from Istanbul we arrived in the battlefield area in the afternoon and stopped for a look at Anzac Cove. I seem to recall a few years ago there were outcries of protest […]

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colin on November 12th, 2015

Where to Park? Officially, they say Istanbul has a population of about 14 million. Unofficially, the same people say, perhaps 20 million. Small wonder then that it was such an interesting drive into the city. SatNav is wonderful, isn’t it? You just tell it where you want to go and it takes you there. Sadly, […]

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