June 2005 Archives

A bridge over the Bosporus in Istanbul, Turkey

Turkey 2005: Headed Home :(

Jun 30, 2005 | No Comments

Well where to begin... Bodrum was amazingly relaxing - which was exactly what I needed! I ended up staying a full three days and three nights in this beach front city mostly just reading a book on the waterfront... I finally got through the DaVinci Code! While I was there, I also went by St. Peters Castle (I believe that was the name) where to my surprise they had several exhibits on underwater archaeology. I thought excavating mud brick was hard - try going down 20 meters and excavating a sunken ship! Because of the pressures of scuba diving, you can only go down for 20-30 minutes at a time, twice a day! I ended up talking my way into the archaeology lab in the back of the castle and met a couple of conservators that talked to me for a quite a while on the subject - it is really amazing!

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A view of the cave dwellings in Cappadocia, Turkey

Turkey 2005: Caves, Treehouses, and Hotel Lobbies

Jun 22, 2005 | No Comments

Well I have definitely been busy since I started traveling on my own... Though anyone that as travelled with me before is probably not surprised! From Diyarbakir I headed for Nemrut Dagi. I had to spend the night in Malatya though in order to get there the next day. That actually worked out well because I ended up with a really cheap room in a nice hotel that someone from my bus ride into town recommended. The next day everything seemed to start off well...

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