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Oct 3 – Efes (Ephesus or Epheseus)

After 6+ hours of driving yesterday, the 90 min drive to Efes (Epheseus) was much appreciated. We got up, got the hotel breakfast and then made sure the phone with Google Maps got fully charged. I also had to go to the drugstore and get some personal items. The poor guy who helped me probably … Continue reading

I drove in Turkey!

We returned from Cairo with a couple days to spare in Turkey. Jeanette had arranged for us to fly down to Izmir to see some sights nearby. We arrived in Izmir and went to get our rental car. Gotta admit I was a bit apprehensive about driving in Turkey after spending a few days in … Continue reading

Oct 2 (con’t) Pamukkale

After Afrodisias, we continued to drive through Turkey. Coming from the US, you would not believe how many solar panels were on all of the houses and apartment buildings. I guess someone has figured out how to make solar affordable. We drove past cotton and corn fields and orchards of pomegranate and nut trees. The … Continue reading

Oct 2 – I love Afrodisias!

After the 5:15 AM wake-up call and packing 2 days of clothes and stuff into backpacks, since Pegasus air charges 3 Turkish lira/kg for any checked bags we got on the 6AM shuttle to the airport. Then waited until 6:40 AM (2 hours before the flight) to get checked in and went right to the … Continue reading

Sep 30/Oct 1 – Resort Days

Friday morning at his 7:10 AM tee time Earl finally got to check off playing golf in Africa off his bucket list, I slept in until about 8, and went to the breakfast buffet at the hotel. After hearing that there were more protests in Tahir Square and after all of the pyramid excitement, we … Continue reading


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