Monthly Archives: April 2012

Coffee and Conversations

I love a cup of coffee, but unlike Bruce I don’t crave it. Instead the coffee I enjoy most is with friends – one or many. In Antalya, Turkey I saw a sign outside a coffee shop with a quote … Continue reading

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Six Buses… – part 2

Part 2 – Fethiye to Antalya We had survived the journey to Fethiye so we were better prepared for the next journey. A minibus arrived at our hotel and transported us to the bus station and we were shuffled onto … Continue reading

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Six Buses to Fethiye and other Journeys

Our tripping around Turkey is by bus, a combination of tour buses and public buses. Tour buses are easy – hop on, listen to the guide, hop off. For the public buses, our travel agent said there would always be … Continue reading

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Old Old and New Old

We have visited some amazing places and seen antiquities over 5000 years old in Egypt – they are really old. We have also seen antiquities from the Greco/Roman period just 2000 years old. We have just visited Kayeköy – a … Continue reading

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Touring in Turkey

Hire a car – no, not a good idea, we were told. Fuel is expensive and distances long. Fortunately, unlike Egypt and Jordan, travel agents are not in short supply. Our dilemma was about what they would sell us, would … Continue reading

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Minarets and Monuments

We came to the Gallipoli Peninsula, in this land of beautiful minarets, to see the memorial to the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought and lost their lives here. It was particularly poignant for me as both my grandfathers … Continue reading

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Istanbul…

… is like the refresher towel I was given when I ordered a coffee in the Grand Bazaar – cleaned up. As you travel you love to see the culture in the markets and often it is twisting crowded streets … Continue reading

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Post haste – Jordan

Before I sent my laptop off for repair I managed to get nearly all photos and stories up. It was just Petra photos that I needed to upload, so you will just have see Bruce’s vision of Petra for now. … Continue reading

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Feeling like I’ve lost my right arm

My new computer has misbehaved. After three months it simply shut down on battery power. It shut down so fast that files were corrupted. So now it is at the ASUS doctor in Istanbul and I am having to resort … Continue reading

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