Category: Turkey

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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