Writer’s List of Visited Countries

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Writer’s List of Visited Countries: (Click on the name of a country or city below and read about the writer’s tour in the country or city.) Australia Travel: Part I: Melbourne/Mornington Peninsula/Phillip Island), Part II: Sydney China Travel: i. Beijing, Tianjin, Chengde Travel: Part I: Beijing, Badaling Part II: Beijing, Tianjin, Chengde ii. China Relatives […]

Turkey Travel Part I: Ancient Troy Cities

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Day 1 Sunday, 13 Oct 2019 Departure to Istanbul Long Journey to Istanbul from Malaysia At 11.20 p.m. on 13 Oct 2019(Malaysian time and date), the writer, Choo Chaw, and his wife together with 29 Malaysians flew by a Turkish Airlines plane from KLIA, Malaysia, to Istanbul to visit some interesting places in Turkey. Writer […]

Turkey Travel Part II: Asklepion

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Day 3 Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019 In the morning of 15 Oct 2019, we left Canakkale and travelled to Asklepion, an ancient hospital, in Pergamon hear Bergama. Olive Product Shop On the way, we stopped at a shop, “adrapure”, that was selling olive oil products. A salesgirl introduced the olive oil products to our tourmates. […]

Turkey Travel Part III: Ephesus

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Day 4 Wednwsday, 16 Oct 2019 Kusadasi to Pamukkale In the morning of Day 4, writer and tourmates left Kusadasi and travelled 190 km east to Pamukkale. Time taken to travel from Kusadasi to Pamukkale is 2 hours and 40 minutes. Writer’s Breakfast Writer’s simple but nutritious breakfast at Charisma De Luxe Hotel on 16 […]

Turkey Travel Part IV: Hierapolis & Pamukkale Travertine

(continued) Day 4 Wednesday, 16 Oct 2019 Visiting Hierapolis After visiting the archaeological site of ancient Ephesus City, we travelled to another archaeological site of an ancient city known as Hierapolis in Pamukkale in Turkey. It is 190 km east of Kusadasi and 600 km south of Istanbul. Journey from Kusadasi to Pamukkale Entrance to […]

Turkey Travel Part V: Sultanhani Caravanserai

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Day 5 Thursday, 17 Oct 2019 Journey to Cappadocia or Kapadokya In the morning on 17 Oct 2019, we left Pam Thermal Hotel in Pamukkale and made a long journey to Cappadocia or Kapadokya which is 506 km east of Pamukkale.. Journey from Pamukkale to Cappadocia by road will take about 8 hours. Textile Shop […]

Turkey Travel Part VI: Pasabag Valley

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Day 6 Friday, 18 Oct 2019 Cappadocia or Kapadokya Writer and tourmates stayed in Cappadocia or Kapadokya for two days from 18-19 Oct 2019 as there were many places of interest in the vicinity to visit. Large Rock with a Door In the bright morning of 18 Oct 2019, I was surprised to see a […]

Turkey Travel Part VII Uchisar Valley & Kaymakli Underground City

Day 6 Friday, 18 Oct 2019 (Continued from previous page) Visiting Uchisar Valley and Kaymakli Underground City As we had visited Pasabag Valley that was described on the previous page, we went to Uchisar Village and Kaymakli Underground City then. Map below shows the four places in Cappadocia we visited on 18 Oct 2019: Pasabag […]

Turkey Travel Part VIII: Gerome Valley & Turkish Night Show

(Continued) Day 6 Friday, 18 Oct 2019 Visiting Gerome Valley As we had visited Uchisar Valley and Kaymakli Underground City that were described on the previous page, we went to Gerome Valley then. Later, we relaxed and enjoyed watching a Turkish night show at a restaurant, Evranos Restaurant, in Cappadocia in the evening. Map below […]

Turkey Travel Part IX: Hot Air Balloon, Lake Tuz & Anitkabir

(Continued from previous page) Day 7 Saturday, 19 Oct 2019 Hot Air Balloon Ride Early in the morning, 22 of our tourmates went to a place, Goreme, near our hotel, Dilek Kaya Hotel, to ride a hot air balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey. Writer and wife did not go with them as they had the same […]

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