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Jul 31, 2018 - Kusdasi

We enjoyed more good roads to our next stop-over at Kusadasi on the Aegean Coast with Gilli doing much of the driving. Two coffee stops along the way amazingly ended with much clothes shop browsing and two very happy buyers. With great prices how could we resist ? Our beachside hotel wasn't brilliant but it was comfy and convenient for a dip in the Agean. Apart from the seaweed it was nice to get into ocean water again. Kusadasi is very popular with tourists especially those from Europe who flock there for the sun, sand and sea. Its a major...

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Nov 1, 2016 - Kusadasi Turkey - Jewel of the Seas

Sunshine greeted us in Turkey - sunshine and a strong wind, which kept it from being a perfect weather day. We got off of the ship and walked a short distance to the shops. I was looking for a spoon for my collection. Turkey is one of those places (like the Caribbean islands) where you can’t pass a shop without someone trying to get you to buy something. I hate it. It always makes me feel like I’m being attacked. In Turkey, they start talking to you and if you don’t respond, they change to a different language. I found out that these...

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Retired at Last!

Jun 9, 2016 - Kusadasi, Turkey

I write todays blog on the 30th day of ours travels. We are currently passing by Mikanos Island (again) as we motor towards Athens our final destination of this cruise. Out of curiosity I looked up tides on the Mediterranean and it turns out that there are basically very small tides of less than a metre for most of the Med. Venice gets about 1 metre. The Mediterranean Ocean was cut off from the Atlantic 5 or 6 million years ago and pretty much dried up from evaporation. The rate of evaporation exceeds the rate of inflow from rivers etc. A...

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May 29, 2016 - Canakkale to Kusadasi, Turkey

Saturday 28th May 2016 Canakkale to Kusadasi, Turkey After breakfast in the hotel this morning, we picked up the other Australians that were on our trip yesterday as well as 4 extra people and headed a short distance to the site of ancient Troy. The city is on 9 levels starting from very ancient times with the first level being the oldest. Local Anatolian people lived in this city which was destroyed by enemies or earthquakes a number of times. The famous Trojan War set out in The Iliad was fought around the time of 1250BC and the Greeks...

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Sep 30, 2015 - Epheseus and Sirince Village

Wednesday 30th September Bright and early again for super breakfast and our 8.15 am start. Our first stop was at Zirve weaving centre, a co=operative set up to retain the artisan skill of Turkish rugmaking. They make both silk and woollen rugs and described their silk production very similar to that in asia and the dyeing processes they use, then a demonstration by one of the women master weavers in Turkey today. Their rugs are all made by hand using the double knot method. The idea of the co-operative is to keep this art alive in the...

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Apr 24, 2015 - Kusadasi, Turkey

This would be my disappointment day. We were booked to go on a jeep safari but I ended up in bed crook as a dog with a head cold and we missed the tour. We actually didn't surface until 12:30pm and decided to get off the ship and we would just stroll through town and do our own thing. The port we docked in looked new and modern but once you got out of there the old world charm came back into view. Once again, cobble stone pathways, shop after shop of clothes, watches, handbags, shoes, sunnies and a chemist. That was our first stop; load up...

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Jun 16, 2014 - Kusadasi, Turkey

16 June, 2014 We arrive in Port of Kusadasi in Turkey early in the morning, sunny skies are following us everywhere and we are soon off the ship and onto the tour bus. Princess Cruises make the process of getting the passengers off and on the ship very easy and stress free. Today our very well spoken and professional tour guide, Orjay is taking us firstly to see the last known home of The Virgin Mary, the bus makes its way out the port and travels through rich agricultural land. As we drive along Orjay explains the diversity of his country...

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May 1, 2014 - Turkish Delight

Kusadasi didn't get a great review from the Burts whose footsteps we are following, three years on. So we began today's tour with no great expectations and sans enfants. The babies weren't terribly interested in visiting more old stuff. Plus, it was promising to be a hot day. They decided to stay on the ship and partake in the activities on offer, the pools, and I'm sure, the buffeteria! We shared a cab to the Ephesus ruins with a couple of other cruisers. The Turkish coastline is gorgeous. And Ephesus was nothing short of magnificent!! The...

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Oct 4, 2013 - Kusadasi - Ephesus

The mercury continues to drop and there's already snow in northern Europe so the cold winds are blowing our way. We're glad we have some warm duds from our time in Ireland. Today, the port stop is Kusadasi, popular because of its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus; the reason most people come here is to view the ruins of the great ancient city. Since we've been there and done that, we opted for a tour to the countryside to see some Turkish villages. But, it wasn't to be. We got up early for breakfast so we could meet our tour group at...

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Jun 26, 2013 - Troy, Pergamon, Kusadasi & Ephesus

From Canakkale we drove south to visit the ruins of the ancient city of Troy, probably a name we are all familiar with from its famous legend. In reality Troy was established 3,000 BC, expanded many times and did have impenetrable walls. From the Roman era around 800 BC, the ruins include an amphitheatre, remnants of the baths and a temple. In the 1800's a German man claiming to be an archaeologist, but a fake, and his Greek wife stole a heap of treasure from Troy..gems and jewels...and took them to Berlin, where they were in the museum,...

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May 27, 2013 - turkey

Landed in kusadasi went and seen epheus ruins I'm over broken things now. Being sea sick is no fun at all everything rocks even when you get of the ship bigger but having fun anyway. miss home and the dogs hot at the moment we land in rodes tomorrow so more walking.hopefully I will lose a bit of fat off my ass hope all is well feel free to reply as it would be nice to hear from home love robin and rod

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europe

Feb 23, 2013 - Kuşadasi

We met Ümit at the travel agents when we booked our Pamukkale trip, and he very kindly offered to come with us last Monday to translate and get our issues with Homer sorted. We went first to the police station, where David’s residency permit was verified, but my number came up with the wrong name! (I had to go back 2 days later to get that corrected). Then Ümit came with us to the Otogar to the traffic police where they verified that our permit in David’s passport allows us to drive legally in Turkey until July, but we needed insurance, so...

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