see also: Kusadasi
arrival in Istanbul, Alisan escorted us on his Africa Twin to a great
hotel. He rescued us from certain disaster as we had already been riding around Istanbul aimlessly
for over an hour looking for a hostel. This is
another example of how friendly the Turkish people are, only too keen
is the Bosphorus, which divides Europe and Asia. One half of Istanbul
is in Europe and the other in Asia.
tried our best to blend in with the locals, here Damian is smoking a
"hubbly bubbly" with Clive, a friend of ours from South Africa,
in the background.
Memorial. The 25th of April is the National Day of Remembrance consecrated
in Australia and New Zealand in memory of those brave men who lost their
lives 25th April 1915 World War I. (Anzac Cove)
A ship we spotted in Istanbul - doesn't look like it's going anywhere
Ephesus - Turkey - click
here for the full story on Ephesus
to right: The Library (120 AD), Inscription in library, The Theatre
(3 BD), The Odean(150 AD)
uncommon to find signs with spelling mistakes, but at least they are
in English. Curetes Street, view of Ephesus, The Latrina - toilets.
Acropolis. This the Turkish Pergamen Acropolis and not the Greek
Acropolis in Athens.
The summit of Baba Dagi. An awesome 30km off road/jeep track ride to the top.
Here we watched over 20 Para gliders take off towards paradise!
Sunrise at the top of Nemrut
massive granite statues built on the top of Nemrut Dagi. Earthquakes
have caused all the heads of the statues to become dislodged. There is
a restoration project currently in progress to put the heads back onto
their bodies. Each head alone can weigh up to 3 tons.
and Gary on the summit of Nemrut Dagi. 5 massive rock/granite statues
are located here. Damian just before sun rise with a head of a statue
which has been dislodged by an earthquake. Gary, just before sunrise, sheltering
from the chilly, early morning wind.
Euphrates ferry crossing. Not the greatest, but probably the cheapest