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Just a quick recap………………. Part 1 of this saga dealt with the subject of how I found myself in this fascinating country. Travelling from Greece in 1984 and sleeping in Ephesus ancient city, sights, sounds, smells and people. Part 2 leads from 1984 into a further trip where I made a remarkable  mysterious discovery of a possible past-life. Now here we are again………… After my third or fourth trip to Turkey I had decided it was the place for me. i simply could not get enough of it. At this time in my life there had been several dramatic upheavals. I had lost a...
1- There are no dolmus stops. They stop and pick-up passengers whenever and wherever they want. This is good if you are a passenger waiting for a dolmus. This is not good if you are driving behind the dolmus. So, wait at an appropriate point where they can see you and they can stop without too much “Fast and The Fourios” movements. 2- You can easily hail them and they will stop. Most of the time they will stop or honk even if you don’t hail. 3- Before hop on to the dolmus, make sure it goes to the same...

Turkey Travelogues

One Week in Istanbul

Written by Patrick Foster

Originally when we went to Turkey we planned on seeing a little bit of Istanbul and then traveling onward to other locations. However, we were so enamored by the city that we ended up spending the entire week there. While in Turkey we often got the question why Istanbul? Why...

Turkey

Written by Jonny + Michelle

Dear Friends and Family, Istanbul: We arrived in Istanbul and were greeted with a bounty of snow. Our hopes and plans of escaping winter were quickly thwarted by this Eurasian land. Which leads me to a quick trivia point. Half of Istanbul is in Europe, while the other half sits...

Lost in the Labyrinth

Written by Hazia

Travelling in Turkey on my own was a significant achievement due to the fact that I am extremely direction-challenged. This entry is not merely about the local transportation system but rather how you have to go beneath the ‘deceiving and tricky’ surface to fully enjoy the essence of this unique...