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Kusadasi and Ephesus

Temporarily leaving Greece, we docked next in Kusadasi (KOOSH-uh-das-uh), a port on the Aegean coast of Turkey south of Izmir (ancient Smyrna). Kusadasi is the gateway to an area of great beauty, where the sea yields to olive groves, which in turn sidle up mountains studded with ancient ruins. 600 more words

Cruisin' Greece

What do you think of when you think of Greece? Are you a bit of a foodie, like me, and start to think of lamb, feta and seafood? 556 more words

Contiki

Pammukale

It was another long bus ride to our next stop: Pammukale. We arrived at our hotel in the evening, with just enough time for a quick dip in the cold pool and a chance to test out Pammukale’s famous hot spring water in the thermal pool. 152 more words

Backpacking

Cappadocia

Our group of Kiwi, Aussie and one token Irish, mostly 20-somethings, packed onto our bus for our all day journey from Istanbul to Cappadocia. When we arrived we were rewarded with a trip to a Turkish bath. 233 more words

Backpacking

Istanbul

Our final destination in Europe was Turkey. A destination Krystal had been holding out to visit for years! We touched down in Istanbul; a metropolis straddling two continents, with phenomenal Islamic mosques and Christian cathedrals standing side-by-side and, of course, home to the humble kebab. 198 more words

Backpacking