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COCHI AND THE KERALA BACKWATERS

The flights from Varanesi to Cochi took most of the day as I had a long stopover at Mumbai. Intransit these days one could be anywhere in the world , the same set off uninspiring duty free shops with watches, … Continue reading

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ISTANBUL KADIKOY AND GOODBYE UNTIL NEXT TIME

It is a good feeling to be back to one of the worlds greatest cities. After visiting so many new places it is comforting to be back to the familiar. The sights along the way have been good but there … Continue reading

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ERZURUM THEODOPOLIS PUSHKIN AND I

Pushkin travelled to Erzurum from the fortress at Kars while I took the route over the Pontic Mountains from Trabzon. OK there was nearly a 200 year time difference. There have been so few documented well known travellers to Erzurum … Continue reading

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TRABZON ..THE MOUNTAINS .. UZUNGOL AND SUMELA

The English speaking manager at the Nur Hotel had found me a hire car for a couple of days. It was a cash only deal and they didn’t want to see my driving license or use a credit card as … Continue reading

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TRABZON TRABIZOND

Istanbul’s second airport Gokcen is so far out of town the cost of the taxi there is higher than the cost of any plane ticket, flying domestically with Pegasus is incredibly cheap. I looked around my fellow passengers and noted … Continue reading

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ISTANBUL OFF TO THE BAZAAR

One of the great constants in every hotel I stayed in in Turkey is the breakfast, a sort of Turkish smorgasbord. And in Nuruziya Suites, one of the best friendly hotels in Pera ( see below) there was always a … Continue reading

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Istanbul Arriving in THE City

Istanbul. The city of 10,000 years of ghosts. The plan of a round trip of the Black Sea was put on the back burner after examination of the ferry timetables of the Georgian & Ukrainian shipping companies. The idea of … Continue reading

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