Drink Like a Turk

By Travel Drunk, October 20, 2010 8:00 am

In Turkey your beer options are pretty limited. The most common and most popular beer is Efes. It comes in the light and dark varieties, but I prefer the light. In most areas you’ll pay about $3 for a half liter, but it’s quite a bit cheaper in the store. The other beer is Marmara, which I think is a little better in terms of flavor, and costs about the same. There is also a Tuborg brewery in Turkey, but why not drink a Turkish beer?

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Pamukkale Travertine Pools

By Travel Drunk, October 18, 2010 8:00 am

CIMG0427 The Pamukkale travertine pools are a strange formation caused by thermal springs that have been going forever. The mineral composition of the water creates white travertine pools. It looks like someone sprayed the whole hillside with liquid marble, and then dug out little pools. Even Cleopatra came to bath here, so it’s only natural that we follow. We went to the pools as a day trip from Selcok, and we had plenty of time to see everything. It’s not the most exciting place, but it’s different, and you should go if you’re close by. The funniest part was watching the Eastern European tourists sprawled out taking sexy pics, even though they weren’t even in the same time zone as sexy.

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Selcok, Turkey: Gateway to Ephesus

By Travel Drunk, October 15, 2010 8:00 am

CIMG0336 We had a group of four, so we rented a car i Istanbul for about $40 a day, and drove south to Selcok (pronounced sel-chouk). Selcok is a small town located just outside of the ancient Roman city of Ephesus. The ruins here represent one of the best preserved Roman cities anywhere in the world. It’s pretty cool. There are two amphitheatres, marble-paved streets, the old library, and a ton of other ruins. Definitely worth the half day it takes to walk through the ruins.

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Isatanbul or Constantinople?

By Travel Drunk, October 13, 2010 8:00 am

CIMG0181 Really, it’s no body’s business but the Turks. Boom! Didn’t see that joke coming, did you? Istanbul is a pretty great place to spend some time. It’s got it all: one part Europe, one part Asia; the best of the new, and some amazing history.

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Dubai and the Tallest Building in the World

By Travel Drunk, October 11, 2010 8:00 am

IMG_0760 Flying from Egypt to Turkey we were stuck with a 4 hour layover in Dubai. Luckily, Dubai has a great metro system that connects the airport to the rest of the city. We hoped on and went straight to the tallest building in the world. It’s really tall. It’s also located next to the largest mall in the world, which was nice since it was a billion degrees outside.

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Diving off Dahab, Egypt

By Travel Drunk, October 8, 2010 8:00 am

IMG_0982 If you’re into SCUBA diving one of the best destinations in the world is Dahab, Egypt. Dahab is a small desert town located on the east side of the southern Sinai Peninsula. Accommodation is pretty cheap, the food is cheap, and the drinks are pretty reasonable. The diving costs about 30 euro per dive, but it’s worth every penny. Seriously some of the best diving I’ve ever done. The whole area is covered with beautiful coral reefs full of tropical fish, and it’s all just off the beach. Even the snorkeling is amazing. Just like swimming in an aquarium.

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Cairo as an Independent Traveler

By Travel Drunk, October 6, 2010 8:00 am

IMG_0802 After being in South Africa for a few weeks we decided to fly up to Cairo for four or five days of ancient Egyptian sightseeing. We figured we would walk around the city, take a bus out to the pyramids, and check out some museums. No big deal, right? It turns out that Cairo is the most frustrating city in the world for an independent traveler.

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German Snuff

By Travel Drunk, September 30, 2010 1:57 pm

Snuff Based on that post title alone I’m going to get a lot of traffic to my site from sicko-perverts looking for German snuff films. That’s right, I see you, you sicko-pervert! Anyway, since smoking was banned in the beer tents at Oktoberfest this year, a lot of people were using snuff. It was even sold at the festival, and in several flavors. I’m not sure if “flavor” is the right word to describe something that goes up your nose.

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Go on an African Safari

By Travel Drunk, September 29, 2010 11:50 am

IMG_0548 Since we were in Africa we figured we should go on safari, right? Turns out that South Africa alone has about a billion options for safari from private game parks to a bunch of national parks. To figure out what to do we went to one of the tour booking agencies on Long St., in Cape Town. They had lots of tour options ranging from thousands of dollars down to hundreds. We ended up on an Intrepid Kruger Adventure Tour. Four days in Kruger National Park with 2 nights of camping and one night in a lodge. The camping was deluxe: cots with mattresses, only two per tent, and there was a cook at each campsite cooking tasty African food.

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More Oktoberfest and Munich Pictures

By Travel Drunk, September 22, 2010 3:22 am

Too much awesome for one post, so here’s some more:

IMG_1878 Hop wreaths smell so good at the outdoor market.

IMG_1917 The Lowenbrau Lion was drinking all day, everyday. I think he has a drinking problem.

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