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May 2003





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The town of Marmaris, nestled in a spectacular setting, hosts a nearby thriving wooden boat industry, a government-run carpet co-op, endless restaurants and tourist facilities, and the most popular and crowded marina in the country.


Skopea Limani

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Skopea Limani, near Gocek on the Turquoise Coast, is justly famous for its lush natural beauty and its Byzantine and Lycian ruins.


Kapadokya (Capadoccia)

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Photographs of Kapadokya just don't do justice to the unique landscape of volcano-created towers and caves -- but that didn't stop us from filling up our memory sticks daily while hiking and exploring.  The photo bottom right is of the sitting area of our friends Jeff & Gail's incredibly romantic room at our cave hotel (we opted for the room with a jacuzzi).  From top left across, photos number 2,5, 6, and 12 were taken by Sea Witch.



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The highlights of Istanbul for us were the Blue Mosque, the mosaics in Aya Sofya, and a leisurely cruise on the Bosphorus, which is lined with palaces and mosques.
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Alley storefront, complete with alley cat. Liza and Gail don their Red Sea outfits to visit the Blue Mosque. After a bad bout of Turkey Tummy in Ankara, we played it safe for a while in Istanbul.

Southwest Turkey

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The interior of Turkey is a scenic contrast of new and old.
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While on the hard for annual maintenance at Marti Marina (perhaps the only marina in the world built around early medieval ruins), we stayed at the Erol Motel, family-run farm pension where our spic-and-span room ran US$24/nt, including breakfast and a home-cooked dinner, plus nightly satellite TV (in Turkish) on the back deck with the rest of the village.


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