Monthly archives: June 2019


Gallipoli - Arrival
JUNE 2019: OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Turkey is the New Turkish Lira (I will refer to them as T$s). At the time of writing, US$1 = T$5.82. We are making our way slowly up the Mediterranean (Turquoise) Coast from Antalya to Istanbul. Our last stop was Canakkale: Finally, we go east to Istanbul (via Lapseki and Bandirma) … LAPSEKI: GETTING THERE: I believe that the local bus from Canakkale to Lapseki leaves from the Minibus Terminal located at the junction of Ataturk Cd and the riverside. I have seen it driving along the D200. Ooops! At 10:40am I […]

Canakkale to Istanbul – Turkey – (an unnecessary) Journey



Canakkale - Walk - 5
JUNE 2019: OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Turkey is the New Turkish Lira (I will refer to them as T$s). At the time of writing, US$1 = T$5.78. We are making our way slowly up the Mediterranean (Turquoise) Coast from Antalya to Istanbul. Our last stop was Ayvalik: Next, we go north to Canakkale … GETTING THERE: We need to get to the nearest public bus stop on Ataturk Boulevard in Ayvalik town. Mine was about 150 metres from my hotel. I was there at 10:40am. The bus to the Otogar (Bus Station) costs T$2.50 and takes 20 minutes. […]

Canakkale – Turkey – Information



Ayvalik - Town - Waterfront Boats
JUNE 2019: OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Turkey is the New Turkish Lira (I will refer to them as T$s). At the time of writing, US$1 = T$5.87). I was making my way slowly up the Mediterranean (Turquoise) Coast from Antalya to Istanbul. My last stop was Kusadasi: It was, now, time to move north to Ayvalik (via Izmir) … GETTING THERE: Kusadasi to Izmir: I walked out of my Kusadasi waterfront hotel to the nearest Bus Stop. I was there at 11:15am. I caught the No 5 bus to the Otogar (T$2.50). A taxi costs EURO3. I was […]

Ayvalik – Turkey – Information



Kusadasi - Historical Centre - 4
JUNE 2019: OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Turkey is the New Turkish Lira (I will refer to them as T$s). At the time of writing, US$1 = T$5.88). I was making my way slowly up the mediterranean coast from Antalya to Istanbul. I tried to get ‘off the beaten track’ by going to Calis Beach in Fethiye. To Gulluk. And to Fevzipasa: It was, now, time to get back onto the ‘beaten track’ … my next stop was Kusadasi … GETTING THERE: As aforementioned, Fevzipasa is difficult to get to. It is just as difficult to get away from! At […]

Kusadasi – Turkey – Information



Fevzipasa - Walk - 10.jpg
JUNE 2019: OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Turkey is the New Turkish Lira (I will refer to them as T$s). At the time of writing, US$1 = T$5.83 (it was T$6 three weeks before). I was making my way slowly up the mediterranean coast from Antalya to Istanbul. I had already done some of the well known tourist destinations like Antalya, Kemer, Kas, Kalkan, and Marmaris. I have started to try and get ‘off the beaten track’. My first attempt was Calis Beach in Fethiye. My second attempt was Gulluk. Now, I wanted to take a plug at the […]

Fevzipasa, Didim – Turkey – Information



Gulluk - Town View.jpg
JUNE 2019: OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Turkey is the New Turkish Lira (I will refer to them as T$s). At the time of writing, US$1 = T$5.83 (it was T$6 three weeks before). I was making my way slowly up the mediterranean coast from Antalya to Istanbul. I was currently in Marmaris. It was, now, time to move on to Gulluk (in the Bodrum Peninsular) … GETTING THERE: At 9:30am I walked outside the front of my hotel (on Kemal Seyfettin Elgin Blvd) and flagged down a passing bus going to the Marmaris Otogar (Train Station) 4-5 kms […]

Gulluk – Turkey – Information