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Ephesus

This is my second visit to he ruins of Ephesus which are a popular tourist attraction in Turkey. The city of Ephesus was once famed for the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, which was destroyed by a mob led by the archbishop of Constantinople in 401 AD. However, […]

Pamukkale

Pamukkale, meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, is an unreal landscape in western Turkey, famous for its white terraces. I was really looking forward to this part of our trip as we didn’t get an opportunity to visit the region last time we were in Turkey. The terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited […]

Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia

Cappadocia is hands-down one of the most memorable places I have ever visited. The town lies in a unique landscape that looks like it could be from a city on the moon or a fairy tail.  The landscape has peaks called “fairy chimneys” dotting the hillsides which were created by volcanic activity many years ago and […]

Kas, Turkey

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Archaeological Site of Troy

Troy, with its 4,000 years of history, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. We stopped here on route to Gallipolli, there is not much else around apart from this archaeological site but it has been interesting to see. The first excavations at the site were undertaken by the famous archaeologist […]

Gallipoli

The History  On the dawn of April 25, 1915, such was the destiny for Brighton Beach, as a force of allied soldiers from the United Kingdom, France, India, Canada, Australian and New Zealand were to storm Brighton with the ultimate goal of capturing the Gallipoli Peninsular and the Ottoman Capitol of Constantinople, resulting in the removal […]

Istanbul

We’ve arrived in Istanbul, formally known as Constantinople, (a way cooler name) which although it is not the capital city it is the country’s economic, cultural, and historic center. Istanbul is a city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. The Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that […]

Ephesus Ancient City

The ancient city Ephesus is located in Selcuk, a small town 30km away from Kusadasi, which is where our ferry landed from the Greek Islands.  It was late when we arrived but we ventured out of our hotel to find some turkish kebabs and rice. Yum! The following morning we booked a taxi to visit […]

Istanbul

Hagia Sophia: The Place of Holy Wisdom

Before it became a famed Islamic Mosque this wonder of the medieval world was the largest cathedral on the planet for almost a thousand years.

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