Tag Archives : Turkey

Turkey: Pamukkale, Ephesus and Izmir


This part of the tour has been busy. Early starts (6am wake up calls are the norm) – with long days spent driving across a landscape reminiscent of Australia – vast and arid – and walking around Roman/Greek ruins when we do get off the bus. I need a holiday from my holiday, or at least a sleep in! Pamukkale…

Read More »

Turkey: the journey so far


I’m half way through my tour of Turkey. Today is a rest day – our driver is not allowed to drive on Sundays – so I’m swanning around a luxurious hotel in Antalya, catching up on things like washing, reading and blogging. The tour generally This tour – despite the earlier rockier start with the seating arrangements – has been…

Read More »

The Restaurant Nazi


One episode of Seinfeld that anyone who’s a fan loves is The Soup Nazi, with it’s infamous “No Soup for you!” battle cry. While on the way to Antalya, we experienced a Turkish version, who we dubbed The Restaurant Nazi. As part of its tour offerings, Globus runs optional tours. This particular one was to (more) Roman ruins and a…

Read More »

Chatted up by a handsome Turk in Bursa


Today we drove to Bursa from Istanbul, with a ferry ride considerably lessening the hours we would have to have driven. I was captivated by Istanbul: it was big, loud and noisy – a symphony for the senses. Walking around the Topkapi Palace (which is now a museum), through Hagia Sofia and its huge domed ceiling (it reminded me of…

Read More »