(I plan to update this entry from time to time)
Last month, DH and I had the opportunity to spend 9 days in Turkiye.
Looking at things that I have to do now, I don’t think I will ever get to blog properly about the trip. Further more I atill have a few more entries for the Japan trip that we made in Dec 2012.
However, before I start to forget, I might as well put on record of the days spent there (in Turkiye):
7th February :
Took the flight to Istanbul via Doha (Qatar Airways), then took a domestic flight to Izmir, arrving late that night. DH blog on “Arriving At Izmir”
We took a day tour to Pamukkale where the roman ruins Hieropolis is.
Me jumping at the Roman Ampitheatre of Hieropolis:
9th February: Day tour to Epheseus, Selcuk.
Here’s me jumping at Epheseus;
10th February: Early morning flight to Kaiseri. We were picked up and sent to the hotel. In the afternoon we joined a group of tourist for lunch, then a trip to the Undercity and ended the day with a breath-taking view of The Valley of The Pigeons.
11th February: We took another tour that first took us to the Valley of the Pigeon (yeah… again 🙁 ), then to a carpet cooperative (went to one when we were in Selcuk), had lunch, and then to the Open Museum of Gerome. When we finished the tour, DH and I took a coach to Ankara, arriving late that night.
13th February: We went to visit a few attractions near our hotel: Prophet Abraham’s birth-place, the nearby mosque, Balikli Gol, AinZuleikha and part of the bazaars.
14th February: We went to a few more attractions: Prophet’s Ayub’s Cave, some old mosques, beehive-shape mud houses and some ruins in Harran and then we went to see the ruins of Gobekli Tepe. Late that evening we took a flight to Istanbul.
15th February: DH went for Friday prayers at the Sultan Ahmet Mosque aka The Blue Mosque. We then went Grand Bazaar and Kurkcu Han (where I found the cotton and woolen yarns).
16th February: We visited Haja Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Sulaymeniye Mosque.
17th February: Took the morning flight back to Kuala Lumpur (via Doha, of course), arriving the following morning.