Monthly Archives: January 2008

Day 11 – Turkey


7/12/07   Last day in Turkey. We had to check out at noon. As we had been waking up early every morning, Mike and Aaron decided the night before to sleep in and miss breakfast. We packed up and check … Continue reading

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Day 10 – Turkey


6/12/07   We woke up to a gray and wet morning for our cruise on the Bosphorous. Although it was an optional tour, all of Bus C turned up for a chance to cruise between two continents.     Lunch … Continue reading

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Day 9 – Turkey


5/12/07   This morning, we arrived at Istanbul and immediately checked into our much disliked Hotel, the Lion Hotel.   Lunch was at a Chinese restaurant which I actually missed after all these Turkish meals.   The last stop for … Continue reading

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Day 8 – Turkey


4/12/07   It’s check out time again as we headed for Ankara, the capital of Turkey, a five-hour journey away.   At Ankara, a must see is the Ataturk Mausoleum, the final resting place of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (Ataturk meaning … Continue reading

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Day 7 – Turkey


  3/12/07   Hot air ballooning has been described as the 1000 thing one must do in the book “Making the most of your time on Earth”. We paid US$180 pax for it (US$100 for Aaron).   As we arrived … Continue reading

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Day 6 – Turkey


  2/12/07   It’s a long day on the bus today as we travel to Cappadocia. On route, we visited the 13th-century Sultanhani Caravanserai, a “motel” for ancient traders and travelers along the spice route. At that time, thieves and … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Turkey


  1/12/07 We woke up to a beautiful morning by the sea. After breakfast, we rushed down to the beach for a photoshoot and were rewarded by a stunning rainbow.   After checking out, we went for a Leather fashion … Continue reading

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