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Wednesday Photo Nights #16 : Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia, Turkey


Wandering through Turkey, you’re going to end up seeing fairy chimneys in Cappadocia! It’s absolutely inevitable! You’re also going to head to Goreme – which is a town of cave dwellers (people live in caves … so do tourists), even more fairy chimneys, rock-cut churches adorned with ancient Christian frescoes and underground cities. I’ve seen photos of the famous ‘fairy …

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Taxi to Ephesus from Kusadasi : How much should it cost?


You’ll need a taxi to Ephesus from Kusadasi, if you’re there on a cruise. If you’ve come here from my 10 steps for DIY visit to Ephesus post – you’ll still need to get that taxi. The one thing in this part of the world, is that you’ll have to haggle and negotiate everything. I have no issues battling it …

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It’s 12/12/12 … so here’s my travel year in review …


As we come to the end of the year, you can’t help but reflect on the year that has gone by. For Diane and I, the adventures are almost over for the rest of the year, since we’re going to Guatemala again on December 27th. So as I sit here at the Westin in Edmonton at 5am, I’ve had some …

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Ephesus in July is damn hot … still awesome


Ephesus in July? After doing all the research on Ephesus, especially with my 10 steps for DIY visit to Ephesus – there is still nothing that will really prepare you for the heat that will hit you once you get there. As for getting to the site from your cruise ship (if you’re on a day trip excursion), by walking …

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Side tripping from Istanbul to Marmaris … with PMS-y female fighting


While in Istanbul, we had a choice of going to Pamukkale or somewhere else. Based on all the negative feedback we received about the condition of Pamukkale, we decided to do an impromptu trip from Istanbul to Marmaris (specifically to the beaches and islands off Marmaris) before going on to Cappadocia and the fairy chimneys. Our side trip from Istanbul …

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Hot air balloons + Cappadocia, Turkey = Bucket List experience

Cappadocia is a pretty amazing place.  You’ll hear it described as a Martian landscape (as if we really know – even with the Mars Landing and all going on) or even a Lunar landscape … from pictures I’ve seen, it’s not too far from that. The rocks are weird, they have been whittled into strange shapes, the pigeon hole caverns …

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