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Oct 25, 2016 - Turkey ... on the road to the Datca Peninsula

The drive to Datca was beautiful. A 50 mile spindly road with rocky outcrops, glimpses of the aquamarine water and pine crested hills. You see endless olive groves, empty ravines, cornflower-blue coves, vast sweeping bays and deserted beaches. The road snakes through sleepy villages with lots of goats and old men drinking tea in vine covered cafes. The air is scented with thyme, rosemary and sage. Xoxo Babs n Bones

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May 30, 2016 - Pamukkale to Marmaris, Turkey

Monday 30th May 2016 Kusadasi to Pamukkale to Marmaris, Turkey We left our beautiful hotel by the sea in Kusadasi this morning and were picked up by our guide from yesterday and a Malaysian family, grandmother, mother and father and 4 boys. We headed towards Pamukkale where the ancient city of Heirapolis is located. This city is based on the hot springs that are in this area and in olden times people used to visit the city to bathe in the healing waters from the springs that run over limestone rock and are like shimmering white pools at...

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May 16, 2013 - Gulet Day 4 - Dalyan Estuary, Bidding Farewell to our Gulet

May 16 & 17 Today will be spent on a smaller boat that will take us up the Dalyan Estuary which is too shallow for our deep draft gulet. As we head out from the dock, we encounter an enterprising crab fisherman who has the attention of a giant sea turtle which surfaces to grab at the crab bait suspended from a string. Of course, the fisherman's intent is to hook the tourists into buying a steamed crab that, "..will be ready for you when you return this afternoon. Only five Lira." The estuary winds among the reeds in channels and as we...

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Sep 17, 2012 - Sozopol (Rumänien) - Istanbul - Marmaris (Türkei)

Eine lange Strecke kurz erzählt! Nach der Sommerpause in Zürich bin ich wieder auf der Ceti. Sie hat den Sommer gut überstanden. Den ersten Abschnitt der Reise, von Sozopol nach Istanbul, segle ich Einhand. Um so wichtiger werden die Wetterbedingungen. Das Navtex meldet "GALE WARNING" vor der geplanten Abfahrt für die Strecke.Ich warte und löse die Leinen, sobald ich "GALE WARNING CANCELD" lese. Der erste Abschnitt wird ruppig aber Wind und Welle kommen von hinten.In Tsarevo, wo ich am andern Morgen bei den Behörden aus Bulgarien...

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Dec 9, 2011 - Marmaris, Turkey

Marmaris was our favorite place. It is in a bay along beautiful sandy beaches, surrounded by mountains and pine trees. We were very surprised by Turkey... no camels or desert. In addition, the people were exceptionally nice. Of course we had to taste the food in Turkey. We would go back there again. Lane is such a giving person that he offered to take a picture of a German couple on the beach. Before I know it, Lane was having his picture taken with the German lady!!! I thought that was so funny!

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Nov 22, 2011 - Marmaris by boat

The gulet was nice with wooden decks and varnished, wood cabins and interior. It was small with 8 cabins, each with a shower and flush toilet. It was exciting to have our first dinner on deck with the sun setting over the Mediterranean. Some were up in time to watch the sun rise the next morning while having coffee on the foredeck. We disembarked early and took a tour of Kayakoy, a thriving Greek town until it was abandoned with an exchange of population that took place in 1922. We returned to our boat and motored along the coast to a...

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Oct 27, 2011 - carpet school

One of the things Turkey is best known for is carpets. Making them takes patience, skill and artistic ability and a finished product can take more than a year to produce. Understandably many of today’s youth are more interested in making their living with computers than spending countless hours tying knots and the Turkish government is worried that this skill will be lost. It has opened carpet schools which it heavily subsidizes. Young woman attend for free for two years and work at their own pace, selling the rugs they produce here if they...

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Apr 17, 2010 - Movıng on!!

Wednesday April 14th – another lazy day in Yenifoca. Up late, drove to Kozbelyi to revisit the antique shop we had been in to find the shop closed as was the rest of the village! So back home and a nice dinner on the waterfront in the village. Thursday April 15th – The day we left Yenifoca. The car rental company drove us to the Izmir bus station where we took 31/2 hour bus ride to Bodrum further down the coast. The reason for the side trip was to meet with a family who were thinking of immigrating to Vancouver. They had originally...

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Mar 27, 2010 - Marmaris Exit

Well Folks Here I sit on the ferry to Rhodes thinking what it was about Turkey that was so charming. I think it was that it reminds us (if you’re in your fifties) of the life we had back then. Families are everything. The evenings are spent out walking and having tea (cay) on the waterside. Men greet each other with handshakes and kisses. Each city we visited had there own flavor with our favorite being Antalya. The costs here are very reasonable and I can see us returning to spend more time here. It is very safe. The roads are very good...

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Oct 10, 2009 - Turkish Haircut

The island of Rhodes is just an hour by fast ferry to Marmaris in Turkey. But, possibly because you are dealing with both the Greeks and the Turks in near juxtaposition, you know you are going to be relieved of some of your hard earned just for the privilege of dealing with them. First there is the per person €33 ferry fare (about $50 Aussie). Since you are deigning to leave paradise by boat bound for some lesser land, the Greeks charge each escapee €15 as a port tax. Then when you make landfall in Turkey the locals take a further cut of...

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Oct 7, 2008 - Bonçuk Camping

We have been treated like royalty for the last few days at Bonçuk Camping. When we returned to the campground after posting our last blog entry we discovered that there had been a mini-hurricane. Our tent was full of mud and water and the clothes we had washed were soaked and sand-blasted. We spent the next few hours cleaning up and the manager felt so badly he brought us tea. Then later he brought a platter of just-picked pomegranates, oranges and a bag of fresh walnuts (which are much easier to crack and taste sweet, not bitter like the...

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Oct 5, 2008 - Marmaris

A whirlwind 24 or so hours. We left Göçek intent on the beach but instead found some thermal and mud baths and spent a fun few hours plastered in dirt and soaking in hot pools. What an experience! On the way there the winding roads were littered with rocks and small boulders. When you see a falling rock sign in Turkey, you take the warning seriously! It had rained briefly the night before and I guess the rain had loosened the rocks and they were scattered all over the road. We drove very slowly! Following the bathing and on the way to...

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