Turkey Journals

Going Back to Turkey

A May 2007 trip to Turkey by jonbarb709

Quote: In 1968 the Air Force sent me and my family to Cigli Air Base, Izmir Turkey, we had the opportunity to travel all over Turkey during the next two years and now 39 years later we returned.

Going Back to Turkey

Overview

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We spent two weeks, in 10 hotels and in over 2000 miles. The things we saw were many and in a mimum of time. Instanbul - Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi and Grand Bazaar Gordion (on your way to Ankara) Kingdom of Phrygia and King Midas, great Earth Tumulus Ankara - Mausoleum olf Ataturk Cappadocia - Rock Chapels and frescoes Konya - all that pertains to the Whirling Devishes - especially the museum Pamukkale - The while lime cascades Ephesus - just everything especially the Chapel marking the site of Virgin Mary Ferry across the Dardanelles and visit the battlefields on the Gallipoli PeninsulaQuick Tips: Carry change - there is a charge to use most bathrooms. Be prepared for bathroom...Read More

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Best Of IgoUgo

Story/Tip

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Thirty nine years ago living and traveling in Turkey was fantastic. We lived in a small Village Karshiaka (sp) just across the bay from Izmir. We had a 4-bedroom condo, with a balcony overlooking Izmir, we paid $125 a month. Today the price of that apartment is between $1500-$2000 a month. I know someone is saying "what did you expect?" That was the first of the changes. Traveling with Globus to Turkey, trying to see the most in a minimum of time. We traveled 2000 miles in two weeks, and stayed in 10 hotels. Maybe not the best way to see Turkey, but if you want to see as much as you can in a short period of time, it  is maybe the only way.  We had visited Istanbul during our stay in Tu...Read More