Category: 2007

Amafli, Italy

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Finally back in Italy, everyone had told me to visit the Amalfi Coast in southern Italy. Immediately after my ferry ride, I took a train from Brindisi to Salerno, where…

Çeşme, Turkey

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My last stop in Turkey, the peaceful port town of Çeşme was a nice place to take it easy before embarking on my Maramara Lines ferry to Brindisi, Italy.  When…

Pamukkale, Turkey

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After falling ill with a stomach flu and a fever on my overnight bus from Goreme, Cappadocia, I struggled my way back west to Pamukkale to see the white calcium…

Göreme, Turkey

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Away from the beaches, and in a desert region, Cappadocia is a UNESCO world heritage site known for its naturally unique rock and vally formations called ‘fairy chimneys’. In Persia,…

Olimpos, Turkey

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A backpacker haven, as well as an ancient Lycean city, Olympos was isolated from the intrusive coach parties and annoying cruise ships.  Olympos had the best beach I visited, and…

Kaş, Turkey

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Upon the recommendation of Megan and Jane, I visited Kas, a beautiful harbour town along the Mediterranean Sea.  I was able to relax, dive, and swim under the basking sun. …

Selçuk, Turkey

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After leaving Kusadasi, I had read that Selçuk was far more quieter.  I found the Boomerang Guesthouse – Boomerang because they have a lot of Australians who stay here to…

Kuşadasi, Turkey

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After an overnight bus from Çanakkale, I arrived in Kuşadasi fairly early in the morning.  The streets were quiet and my hostel wasn’t even open yet.  Once I checked in,…

Ephesus, Turkey

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On a day trip after arriving into Kuşadasi, I wanted to visit the fabled ancient town of Ephesus – any highlight on a trip to Turkey.  It was here where…

Troy, Turkey

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It was recommended that I visit the ancient ruins of Troy first before I embarked further into Turkey.  Made famous as the setting of the Trojan War described in the…