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Lycian Sites: Myra, Xanthos, Letoon and Dalya

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 | By vagabonds3 | Views [135]

BEFORE THERE WERE GREEKS AND TURKS, when Athenians, Spartans, Trojans, Myceans and such controlled their turf in the Mediterranean, the Lycians dominated southwestern Anatolia.  And while their civilization was successively ruled — and influenced ... Read more >

Turkey's Turquoise Coast

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 | By vagabonds3 | Views [115]

CRUISING ALONG IN A SAILBOAT from cove to cove may be the most idyllic way to see the Turquoise Coast — if sailing is your thing.  For us non-nautical types there are wonderful views of pine-covered mountains and turquoise coves from the ... Read more >

Aspendos and Perge

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 | By vagabonds3 | Views [97]

CONNIE SWEARS WE STAYED IN ANTALYLA in ’07 — even has journal entries to prove it — but I am drawing a blank.  Ditto the theater at Aspendos, very much "off, OFF, OFF Broadway" yet one of the best preserved in the Roman ... Read more >

Termossos

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 | By vagabonds3 | Views [81]

THE TRAIL CLIMBED STEEPLY THROUGH BARE TREES past crumbling walls of the lower city — three kilometers of treacherous ice and the snowy remains of winter.  Cold wind mixed with sweat from our exertions while snow flakes drifted through the ... Read more >

Sagalossos

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 | By vagabonds3 | Views [74]

THE LANDSCAPE OF TURKEY IS LIKE A MICROCOSM of the US, from sea to shining sea and all that lies between.  And it seemed like we saw it all today on our marathon 600 kilometer drive from Konya to Ankara to Isparta.  Rolling hills, pancake ... Read more >

Photos: Western Turkey

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 | By vagabonds3 | Photo Gallery


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Catalhoyuk World Heritage Site

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 | By vagabonds3 | Views [86]

LITTLE IS KNOWN ABOUT THE INHABITANTS OF CATALHOYUK.  And even less is said, which is a bit surprising, considering the egos of archeologists.  This obscure World Heritage site was occupied around 9000 years ago and is one of the oldest farming ... Read more >

Cappadocia Rocks

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 | By vagabonds3 | Views [125]

CAPPADOCIA IS ALL ABOUT ROCKS — specifically “tufa,” a soft volcanic rock from ancient eruptions.  Ten million years of erosion has resulted in a Tolkeinesque landscape of pinnacles, domes, pillars and mounds straight from Middle ... Read more >

Hot-Air Ballooning in Cappadocia

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 | By vagabonds3 | Views [95]

CAPPADOCIA IS ONE OF THE WORLD'S PREMIER destinations for a ride in a hot-air balloon.  And there are more than 100 balloons to choose from.  The sight of dozens of brightly colored balloons rising in the pre-dawn light, propane burners whooshing ... Read more >

Photos: Cappadocia

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 | By vagabonds3 | Photo Gallery


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Sanliurfa

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 | By krodin | Views [273]

Sanliurfa Sanliurfa is rich with sacred legends as it one of the oldest cities in the world. Sitting at an ancient crossroad between Anatolia and Syria, it has survived many of the world’s greatest empires and conflicts, from the Hittites, ... Read more >

Harran and Göbekli Tepe

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 | By krodin | Views [309]

Harran & Göbekli Tepe Excursion Took a taxi from Sanliurfa to both Harran and Göbekli Tepe rather than renting a car as it was somewhat less expensive, and the driver knew where he was going whereas I do not know the roads.  I ... Read more >

Photos: Neolithic (9,600 BCE) to Islamic: Exhibits in new Sanliurfa Museum

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 | By krodin | Photo Gallery


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Gobekli Tepe

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 | By vagabonds3 | Views [115]

WHICH CAME FIRST, THE TEMPLE OR THE TOWN?  Archeologists generally agreed that the cultivation of crops and domestication of livestock led to the development of towns.  Other traits that they identified with “civilization,” like ... Read more >

Photos: Sanliurfa, Gobekli Tepe and Harran

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 | By krodin | Photo Gallery


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