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Apr 30, 2011 - Gaziantep to Adana via Antioch

Back into the tour routine of getting up at 7am, washing and dressing, packing, and putting the bags outside the door before going to breakfast, then on the bus at 8am to start the days proceedings. Bev found it hard to leave as she had a sauna, massage and more importantly a room to herself at this hotel so she asked if we could stay here for a week and do day trips to the sites. The tour guide said this was not really practical and Bev resigned herself to what may lay ahead at the next hotel. This morning, as promised, we went to the...

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Nov 9, 2005 - Generosity across the language barrier

We have been struck over and over again by the warmth and generosity of the people of Turkey. Not only in every-day encounters such as asking directions, but cheerfully and without asking going above and beyond to help us and to welcome us. Here are some stories: 1. Arriving in Edirne Jer and Aunt Elayne and I took a bus from Istanbul to Edirne, which is in the Thrace part of Turkey, about as far west as you can get, on the Greek and Bulgarian borders. During the two-hour ride we started talking about birds, the types of birds Jer and I...

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Feb 26, 2005 - Goıng To Adana

Saturday morning we borrowed Mahmut's car and drove two hours east to Adana to meet up with Ferdi and Hakan. We chose to stay off the main roads and drove along the sea coast. Spring is ın the air and the grass is already a lush green. We drove through plains and orange groves, past oil refineries and small villages. As we neared Adana we past the largest American Army base in Turkey, Incirlik. American architecture on the base was easy to recognize. The base could have been in Germany or Holland... they are cookie cutters of each other. I...

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