August 10, 2005

Istanbul - 3 buses and 1 train

After 5 hours on 3 buses and 9 hours on a train we made it to Instanbul the morning of the 9th. We checked into our hotel for 8 euros a night or so we thought. We showered and were... continue reading

August 11, 2005

Istanbul - Tourist day in Istanbul

We went to some of the tourist sights today which included the Blue Mosque and the Turkish and Islamic Arts Musuem. This was another full day of walking around. Today we also tried... continue reading

August 12, 2005

Istanbul - Turkish Travel Lesson 1: Rate quoted is per person

We woke up around 9 this morning to get ready for our 10 am checkout time. As we checked out the guy said 32 euros for the room. What, the room is suppose to be 8 euros a night for... continue reading

August 13, 2005

Goreme - Fairy chimneys and Star Wars connection

Today we arrived in Goreme after an overnight bus ride from Istanbul. They played the movie Troy during the trip but unfortunately it was in Turkish so we weren't able to follow t... continue reading

August 14, 2005

Cappadocia - Underground city and Ihlara Gorge tour

Today is tour day. After much consideration and deliberation we decided to book a group tour which included the most popular sites of the area. We are finding along the way that ... continue reading

August 16, 2005

Kas - Diving in Kas

Today we took a quick 4 hour bus ride from Goreme to Kas. Kas is a quaint coastal town and even with the tourists it has kept its small town charms. The first day we arrived we f... continue reading

August 17, 2005

Kas to Fethiye - Weird Old Man

Today we took a 6 hour bus trip from Kas to Fethiye. We found a cheap pension with an amazing view over the bay and free breakfast included. After checking into our pension we deci... continue reading

August 18, 2005

Fethiye - Where's the beach?

Today was boring, but we got some exercise. An employee of our pension said we could walk to a beach just over the other side of town. We walked for 2 1/2 hours in the hot hot sun ... continue reading

August 19, 2005

Fethiye - Secluded Beach

Tina was reading the guest book to our pension and came across an entry where they drew a map of nice hike that supposedly led to a secluded beach. This is right up our alley. A go... continue reading

August 20, 2005

Fethiye to Selcuk - Fethiye to Selcuk

Today we took a nine hour bus ride from Fethiye to Selcuk. Once we arrived in Selcuk we checked into our guest house and took advantage of our free half hour of internet. Next we w... continue reading

August 22, 2005

Selcuk - Ephesus

Today we went to the ancient city of Ephesus. Our gracious hosts at ANZ Guesthouse gave us a free ride out to the city and back so that saved on transportation costs. We initiall... continue reading