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Turkey2 April 2007 - 7 May 2007

Travelogue (Turkey)

Turkey
Hosgeldeniz - Welcome to Istanbul
Blue Mosque
View through the gigantic gate of the Blue Mosque
Aya Sofya - Holy Wisdom
Aya Sofya - once a catholic cathedral, now a mosque
Topkapi palace - seat of the Sultans for centuries
Ottoman decoration in the Topkapi palace
Ritual cleanse before the prayer
Devout silence in the mosque
Tamarind juice - very refreshing
Shoe shining boy waiting for clientele
Shopping at the bazaar - tea, spices, sweets, shishas, Aladin lamps
Turkish delights - there is nothing sweeter
Feast at the kebab stall
Ayran (salty joghurt drink) - delicous
Beyoglu district - the modern Istanbul
The Galata Bridge spans the Golden Horn
Fresh fish from the Bosporus
Heading south
Looking for a spot to pitch the tent
Enjoying the morning calm while camping
Cordial meeting at the market with Yüksel and Ali
Due to the lack of panniers everything is attached somewhere
Stroll through the old part of Küthaya
Men's chat with Turkish coffee
No matter how small the place, the mosque is always a gem
Travertines of Pamukkale
Footbath in the warm springs
Peaceful evening ambiance
Brö is happy again - the parcel with spare parts from Switzerland just arrived
Karyn, Ibrahim and Findik from Venus Hotel in Pamukkale
Enjoing the view - deep blue sea the the lykian cost
Kas
Typical wooden balconies at Kas
Marina of Antalia
Tea at Ahmet's
Keeps the delicous turkish çay hot throughout the day
Welcome to the Flintstones - our accomodation made of tuff
Lot's of this tuff houses are still occupied, and some are some have up to ten stories
The traditional cappadocian tuff style - of course not without sat-TV!
View into a tuff home
Odd fruits...
Wondering wher the Love Vally has its name from...
Ancien chapel
Castle of Uçhisar
Perfect land for a short hike
Rose valley near Göreme
Pigeon Valley - stunning landscape near Göreme
Abraham pond with holy carps at the Halil Rahman mosque in Sanliurfa
Place of pilgrimage - Abrahams birth place
Caravansary in Sanliurfa
Patrizia is guarding the bike and having a little chat while Brö is buying ekmek (bread)
Turkis-swissgerman chat en route
Güle Güle - bye-bye!


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