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OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2020: OVERVIEW: During COVID-19, I was in Phuket, Thailand for 4 months followed by Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt for 2.5 months. In October 2020, many countries were still closed. The ‘2nd wave’ was well underway. I had few options: Turkey was open to tourists and did not require a ‘Fit to Travel’ health certificate within 72 hours of travel. … we, now, go to Dalyan, Turkey … PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Turkey is the New Turkish Lira (or the ‘TRY’). I will refer to them as T$s. At the time of writing, the exchange rates were: […]

Dalyan – Turkey – Information (COVID-19)


2019: Click here to read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: This video shows you what 2 GRANDPAckers can do in 1 year on (an average of) less than US$55 / EU€50 / GB£43 per day. So, when are you going to start?! … TTFN

GRANDPAcking 2019


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



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


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


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



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


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


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$5.71 (it was T$6 two weeks before). I was making my way slowly up the mediterranean coast from Antalya to Istanbul. I spent 3 nights in Cali Beach, Fethiye. It was, now, time to move on to Marmaris … GETTING THERE: You need to get to the Fethiye Bus Terminal (bottom star on this map). I walked about 300 metres from my hotel to the bus stop on the 1085 sk. road […]

Marmaris – Turkey – Information



MAY 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$6. I was making my way slowly up the mediterranean coast from Antalya to Istanbul. I spent 3 nights in Kemer. It was, now, time to move on to Kas … GETTING THERE: You need to get to the Kemer Bus Terminal up on the D400. This is likely to be about 1.5kms from your hotel. A taxi should cost T$10-T$15. I walked. I was there at 10:15am. You do not catch a bus […]

Kas – Turkey – Information


MAY 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$6. I was making my way slowly up the mediterranean coast from Antalya to Istanbul. I spent a week in a villa in Kalkan with family. That ended with me dropping them off at Antalya Airport at 5am in the morning. It was, now, time for me to ‘break out on my own’. My first stop was Kemer … GETTING THERE: I returned our rental car and got to the Antalya Airport […]

Kemer – Turkey – Information


MAY 2019: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. 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$6. I was making my way from Antalya up the Mediterranean Coast to Istanbul. I didn’t know my exact itinerary, but I had done my research and summarised it on Google Maps: Yellow Stars were places that I booked in advance (because I could get great advanced booking discounts of up to 50% in May) Blue Flags were Historical Sites and other places of interest Red […]

Kalkan – Turkey – Information



MAY 2019: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. 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$6. My brother (Paul) and I wanted to see some of Turkey’s most famous historical sites. My sister (Diane) and brother-in-law (Jeff) decided to join us half way through the trip to relax in a villa with a swimming pool. My brother (Paul) and I flew from London Stansted (England) to Izmir (Turkey) to do a 4 night Historical Sites Road Trip from Izmir to Kalkan […]

Izmir to Kalkan – Turkey – Historical Road Trip