BikeAbout the Mediterranean: Turkey


BikeAbout-the Mediterranean was a nine-month, 11,000-kilometer circumnavigation of the Mediterranean Sea... by bicycle. The BikeAbout team visited Turkey from February 11, 1998 to March 4, 1998. To read about what happened, see any of the following trip dispatches:

bulletFebruary 11-12, 1998, Adana, Turkey
Topics: köfte (food), Ugarit, border crossing, Iskenderun, travel
bulletFebruary 13, 1998, Adana, Turkey
Topics: Adana kebab (food), Antioch, Saint Peter
bulletFebruary 14-15, 1998, Silifke, Turkey
Topics: Adana, Mersin, Korykos, Kizkalesi, Silifke, traffic, HISTORY, Crusades, castles
bulletFebruary 16-18, 1998, Alanya, Turkey
Topics: Börek (food), Atatürk, HISTORY, Ottoman Empire, Alanya, history of the bicycle
bulletFebruary 19-20, 1998, Antalya, Turkey
Topics: Iskender kebab (food), Coast of Golden Sand, tourist over-development, the Greek gods, international artifact theft, Side, Antalya, HISTORY
bulletFebruary 21-22, 1998, Kas(h), Turkey
Topics: Turkish ravioli (food), St. Nicholas, Diocletian, Lycia, Myra, history, Chimera, Mount Olympos, scenery
bulletFebruary 23, 1998, Fethiye, Turkey
Topics: Xanthos, Lycian League, Alexander the Great, history, bicycling
bulletFebruary 11-12, 1998, Mugla, Turkey
Topics: mountain, youth hostels, exhaustion, forever sunsets
bulletFebruary 13-14, 1998, Milas, Turkey
Topics: pine honey (food), St. Peter's Castle & Museum, potholes on the uphill
bulletFebruary 15-16, 1998, Selçuk, Turkey
Topics: ruins ruins everywhere, the Oracle, apple tea (food), the effects of war on tourism
bulletFebruary 17, 1998, Izmir, Turkey
Topics: Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis, Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, bad coffee, HISTORY, Izmir, Gülden Güllü (Person of the Day)
bulletFebruary 18-20, 1998, Izmir, Turkey
Topics: school presentations, press interviews, live chat madness, email Turkish students!
bulletFebruary 21-23, 1998, Çanakkale, Turkey
Topics: Asclepion, Pergamum Acropolis, Troy, cheap transportation
bulletFebruary 11-12, 1998, Istanbul, Turkey
Topics: travel
bulletFebruary 24-25, 1998, Istanbul, Turkey
Topics: mountain cheese, Gallipoli, Dardanelles Strait, being hidden in the back room of a restaurant
bulletFebruary 24-26, 1998, Istanbul, Turkey
Topics: geography, Constantine the Great, HISTORY, Constantinople/Istanbul
bulletFebruary 27-28, 1998, Istanbul, Turkey
Topics: Minisa kebab (food), Byzantine Empire, Hagia Sofia/Aya Sofia/Sancta Sophia/Church of the Holy Wisdom, Justinian, daily life, Mosque of Sultan Ahmet/Blue Mosque, Ottoman Empire
bulletMarch 1-2, 1998, Istanbul, Turkey
Topics: Topkapi Palace, Ottoman Empire, Constantinople, history, Mehmet The Conqueror, daily life

In addition to reading these dispatches, we encourage you to visit these resources:

bulletBikeAbout Turkey Scrapbook
Photos and sounds gathered by the BikeAbout team; maps of Turkish coast.
bulletAbout Turkey
Basic facts about Turkey's government, economy, and people; links to other sources of information on the 'Net. Compiled by BikeAbout.

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