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Barış Meydanı

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  • Day109

    Last beach day for a while

    September 15, 2020 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    This is the end of our Turkish Aegean adventure for now, the last day at the coast before heading to the center of Turkey. So we wanted to make the most of it and explore the wonderful bays around Bodrum by boat.
    As there were only expensive private boat trips from Güvercinlik, we had to cycle to Bodrum in the morning and get a boat from there. At least we got to see this nice and vibrant harbour town. We were amazed by how much money was lieing in the harbour: some of the yachts were bigger than houses.
    The boat trip was great! We went to some bays and islands to swim in the turquoise water. For lunch, we had chicken with unlimited salad and pasta. Interestingly, we were the only ones taking a second round while everyone else on the boat didn't even finish the first plate 🤔
    We got later than expected as they put us on the longer tour than we paid for. The guys were nice and we didn't complain. But in the end we had to cycle very fast back to our campground as the sun already set. Back in Güvercinlik, we enjoyed some Turkish food and a beer for dinner. Definitely a perfect last day at the coast!
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    Einfach nur klasse [Frank]

    9/16/20Reply
     
  • Day105

    Mausoleum und Migros

    November 14, 2021 in Turkey ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Vom Mausoleum von Halikarnassos (antiker Name Bodrums) ist nicht mehr viel übrig ausser dem Grundriss und Teilen der Kanalisation. Das Grabmal des Kleinkönigs Maussolos war einst 46m hoch und der eigentliche Begriff Mausoleum führt auf ihn zurück. Die Überreste des zu den antiken Weltwundern gehörenden und vermutlich durch ein Erdbeben zerstörten Denkmals wurden für den Bau des Kastells in Bodrum verwendet. Wir nutzen das schöne Wetter (immer noch um die 20° C) und erkunden neben dem Grabmal auch noch Windmühlen und die Hafenfront von Bodrum.

    Geschichtlich weniger weit zurückliegend: Die Migros-Ladenkette der Türkei. Überrascht waren wir von den kleineren "Migros Jets" und den grösseren Migrosläden, die wir seit Antalya in jedem Ort sahen. Wie wir herausfinden, wurde Gottlieb Duttweiler in den 1950er Jahren durch den türkischen Aussenminister und den Bürgermeister von Istanbul angefragt, eine nachhaltige Lebensmittelversorgung in den grösseren türkischen Orten zu konzipieren. Dadurch entstand eine der grössten Ladenketten der Türkei, die seit 1975 allerdings nicht mehr Tochterunternehmen "unserer" Migros ist. Das Logo ist aber noch dasselbe (ausser einem kleinen i).
    Ebenfalls interessant: Am Anfang wurden auch noch die bei uns bekannten Migros-Verkaufsbusse verwendet, bis die ersten Läden in Istanbul eröffnet wurden
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    Luzia Iten

    gseht ja mega schön ues

    11/15/21Reply
    Barbara Dettling

    Sehr spannend zu lesen!👍

    11/15/21Reply

    Oohhh Bodrum.....sehr schön gäll? Bini mal no ufere Studiereis gsi! Händ ihrs schön! 👍 bi üs sött hüt Nacht de Schnee cho🥶 [Carmen]

    11/25/21Reply
    Pascal Iten

    Würkli schön dette. Wird amigs glaub au chli gfiiret dette, so wäge Studiereis😉 s'wird inzwüsche aso au chälter und bim Wätterbricht hämmer au scho Schneeräge gseh...

    11/25/21Reply

    ;-) so schlimm isches denn ned gsi. ;-) Ihr händ glich immer no wärmer.....de Schnee da isch tatsächlich cho...sogar im Oschtä, im Flachland ;-)) [Carmen]

    11/30/21Reply
     
  • Day104

    Bodrum

    November 13, 2021 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Wir scheinen uns von Touristenort zu Touristenort zu hangeln. Bodrum gehört sicher zu der grösseren Sorte davon. In der Altstadt reiht sich wieder Laden an Laden, die uns allerlei Souvenirs, Schmuck und Kleider verkaufen wollen. Und am Hafen stehen Ausflugsschiffe in jeder Grösse, die im Sommer wohl eindeutig mehr zu tun haben als jetzt.

    Wir schauen uns heute erstmal das Kastell St. Peter (Bodrum Kalesi) an. Darin beherbergt ist auch ein Unterwasserarchäologie-Museum. Eigentlich hat uns das Museum gar nicht interessiert, aber es ist halt im Preis inbegriffen. Was für eine Fehlannahme!

    Die Burg selbst ist schon sehenswert: ziemlich gross, gut erhalten und wo nötig schön restauriert. Das Museum ist aber äusserst interessant und eines der wenigen zum Thema Unterwasserarchäologie. Neben den verschiedenen Techniken zur Freilegung von Schiffswrack sind mehrere Räume des Schlosses einzelnen Schiffen, ihrer Herkunft und der Fracht gewidmet. Zwei Schiffe können sogar als Nachbau bzw. Original in ihrer vollen Grösse betrachtet werden. Wir staunen, was seit der Bronzezeit bereits alles transportiert wurde und welche Erkenntnisse aus den Überresten der Schiffe gewonnen werden konnte.
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    Luzia Iten

    Danke für die schöne Sommer Föteli

    11/13/21Reply
     
  • Day14

    Bodrum = Ancient Halicarnassus of Caria

    September 18, 2021 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 82 °F

    Located along the Aegean Sea, Bodrum is a seaside town in the Province of Muğla. It is situated on the site of the Ancient Greek City of Halicarnassus … where the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, once stood.

    During my childhood, Bodrum was a lazy beach town filled with cube-shaped, white washed houses. Colorful bougainvillea vines climbing the walls provided delightful pops of color, making for a charming ambiance. The town has since grown in leaps and bounds. It has become way overcrowded. Unfortunate IMHO.

    It was this town that was our destination today. So, after breakfast, we set out to drive the 20 miles or so to spend our day doing a bit of sightseeing. Finding a car lot, we parked the car and walked along the waterfront promenade to get to the castle that would be our first stop today.
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    mohotravels

    so many delightful towns becoming much too big and crowded all over the world I guess

    10/12/21Reply
    www.ravenandchickadee.com

    It's still beautiful...but I like your description of how you remember it as a lazy beach town.

    10/30/21Reply
     
  • Day14

    Bodrum Underwater Archaeology Museum

    September 18, 2021 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 86 °F

    The last time Mui and I were in Bodrum was in 2013. It was a port of call on a cruise that left İstanbul and eventually dropped us off in Florida nearly a month later.

    On that occasion, we visited the Bodrum Castle, which was built in 1402 by the Knights of St John and later taken over by the Ottoman Empire in 1523. Used as a fortification for nearly 400 years by the Empire, the castle was eventually abandoned after WWI. In the 1960s, after some restoration work, the castle became the site of the award-winning Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology.

    You really can’t come to Bodrum and not visit this museum, so it was our first stop today … all the more fun because it was Deniz’s first time here.

    Mui and Işıl did a quick wander through the castle and then found a café where they sat and enjoyed beverages while Deniz and I took our time, following uneven streets and staircases to visit each nook and cranny around the castle … checking out the various exhibits featuring artifacts excavated from the many ancient wrecks that are found in the waters around the area … seeking shade where we could to get relief from the sun that was bright and brutally hot.

    Despite the discomfort of the hot and humid conditions, we made the most of our visit, the ₺90 admission covered by the MüzeKart we purchased for ₺60 before we left İzmir. Yup … already ₺30 ahead of the game with the card that is good for one year, and which is accepted at nearly all the museums that are operated under the auspices of the Turkish Ministry of Tourism.
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    www.ravenandchickadee.com

    That is a fascinating museum. The artifacts are wonderful!

    10/30/21Reply
    www.ravenandchickadee.com

    P.S. I haven't been receiving updates from you, so I just checked in and am discovering all that I missed!

    10/30/21Reply
    Two to Travel

    I am way behind. Just got back from a 10-day trip to Southeast Turkey … will try to catch up.

    10/30/21Reply
     
  • Day14

    Lunch & Dessert in Bodrum

    September 18, 2021 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 86 °F

    From Bodrum Castle, we meandered into the shopping area for a short stretch. Our destination was Trafo Café, a restaurant overlooking the bay. The café is located in the neighborhood where the power generation plans used to be situated … hence the name Trafo, which means transformer in Turkish.

    Nice views … good food … excellent al fresco dining.

    Dessert was from a street vendor that sells the very popular Turkish sweet known as lokma … basically deep fried fluffy dough in simple syrup. This one was very good … crispy and just sweet enough.

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    For those interested in such things …

    We ordered two of the local specialty dishes. One was the Lokum Pilavı, which wasn’t rice at all, but rather, small chunks of pasta mixed with minced meat. It was served with a side of yogurt and cucumbers that is called kuru [dry] cacık because the yogurt is not watered down to make the traditional cold soup. The second dish was Çökertme Kebabı, which consisted of marinated strips of sautéed beef, served over deep fried straw potatoes and garnished with a garlic yogurt sauce.
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    mohotravels

    love following the map of where you have taken your photos. fun

    10/12/21Reply
     
  • Day14

    Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

    September 18, 2021 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 86 °F

    One of the Ancient Greek sites in Bodrum is the Mausoleum of Mausolus … one of the seven wonders of the ancient world … dating back to around 350BC. This elevated tomb has, in fact, given us the word that is now used to describe above-ground tombs.

    There wasn’t much to see at this archaeological dig when we stopped by to visit it in 2013. I was hoping that there would have been some work done in the interim since. So, on our way out of Bodrum, we stopped to take a quick peek. Nope … alas, nothing had changed over the past seven years.

    Oh well. At least no cash left our wallets to pay the admission as the site is covered by the MüzeKart.
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  • Day14

    Zeki Müren Art Museum

    September 18, 2021 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 86 °F

    Our after-lunch stroll in Bodrum’s shopping district ended up being much longer than anticipated. And all because the first person from whom we sought directions to our next stop said it was just a couple hundred meters away. Hah! Turns out that it was more like a 1.5 miles each way. No big deal … except it was hot, humid, sticky … way too uncomfortable to walk that distance with very little shade along the way.

    Zeki Müren … a Turkish singer, songwriter, poet, and actor … considered an “Artist of the State” due to his contributions to the music and art industry … the “Liberace of Turkey.” Over-the-top flamboyant in the later years of his career, he had a voice that everyone in Turkey would agree was one of a kind. Though he never commented on his sexual orientation, it is generally accepted that he was gay. That he continued to be loved and respected as a performer at a time when being gay would have been heavily frowned upon speaks to the quality of his art.

    I fondly remember the many live performances we attended at the annual İzmir International Fair when I was growing up in the 60s and 70s. So, I was looking forward to visiting the house-turned-museum where he lived out the last six years of his life here in Bodrum. Unfortunately, it did not live up to my expectations. Not because it was a simple house with simple furnishings. I knew he had lived a quiet, understated life post-retirement … away from prying eyes. Rather it was the caliber — or lack thereof — of the exhibits that was disappointing.

    You win some … you lose some.
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  • Day183

    Bye Türkei

    August 14, 2018 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Die letze Stadt in der Türkei war Bodrum, auf dem Weg dorthin stoppten wir nochmal für eine Nacht am Strand.
    Während Lena den Strand erkundete, hatte ich nichts besseres zu tun als Kenny mal wieder im Sand festzusetzen.
    Ein Paar Jungs kamen direkt zum Helfen, doch leider blieb der Erfolg aus...

    Erst nachdem wir mit dem Spaten Kenny´s Unterboden etwas freischaufelten gelang es.

    Am nächsten Morgen, nach einem frischem O-Saft und einem Granatapfel-Diebstahl, ging es nach Bodrum.
    Wir buchten die Fähre für den nächsten Tag und schlenderten etwas durch die Innenstadt, wo wir Abends nochmal Köfte aßen bevor wir zum Fährenhafen liefen um dort zu kampieren.

    Früh morgens ging es zur Fähre, es lief alles etwas chaotisch, doch am Ende kamen wir in Kos (Griechenland) an.
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  • Day10

    Basar von Bodrum - ein Muss

    May 19, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Der Basar ist ein großes Viertel am Hafen, wo sich ein Geschäft an das andere reiht. Neben den typischen Souvenirs gibt es hier auch hochwertige Kleidung, Schuhe, Uhren und natürlich im 'goldenen' Bodrum ein Schmuckgeschäft am nächsten...viel Fake ist natürlich auch dabei. Es macht Spaß, durch den Basar zu schlendern, der heute erstaunlicher Weise recht leer ist. In einer kleinen Bar trinkt Thomas einen stilvoll servierten türkischen Kaffee und ich einen sehr guten Cappuccino.Read more

    Franz josef Seibert

    I'm Hafen Von Botrom lagern Wir such.sehr schoen dort

    5/19/19Reply
     

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Barış Meydanı, Baris Meydani