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Bodrum Castle - The Crusader's Last Stand
Published on 20 April 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, visits Bodrum Castle - The Crusader's Last Stand. If you are interested in dates and prices for this trip please check out our Small Group Tours to Turkey.


In the last post on this Adventures Abroad tour of western Turkey, we arrived at Bodrum, aka the ancient city of Halicarnassus. Our guide Yasemin had given us the day off to relax in this seaside resort and Alison and I used it to visit the remnants of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. We also had an opportunity to stroll along the promenade from where we had this great view of Bodrum Castle which is where we are headed now along with the rest of the AA crew. Please join us in touring the last place the Crusaders held in modern day Turkey.

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Didyma and the Oracle of Apollo
Published on 20 April 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, explored more of Turkey and visits Didyma and the Oracle of Apollo. If you are interested in dates and prices for this trip please check out our Small Group Tours to Turkey.


Our intrepid group of Covid weary travellers has just moved on from the wondrous site of the ancient city of Ephesus as we continue exploring western Turkey with Adventures Abroad led by Yasemin Reis. Our eventual destination today is the small coastal city of Bodrum, once known as Halicarnassus, the site of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. But before we arrive there we have an important stop at yet another site once famous throughout the ancient world, the Temple of Apollo at Didyma.

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Bodrum - Relaxing on the Mediterranean Coast
Published on 19 April 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, can be found in Bodrum - Relaxing on the Mediterranean Coast. If you are interested in dates and prices for this trip please check out our Small Group Tours to Turkey.


Our Adventures Abroad tour of western Turkey continues as we wrap up our time in the famous ancient city of Ephesus home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This morning we visited the famous Temple and Oracle of Apollo at Didyma before heading for yet another Seven Wonders of the Ancient World site, Bodrum, known in antiquity as Halicarnassus. It was home to the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the most famous burial site in the ancient world after the Pyramids. Bodrum not only has this must-see ruin, but a beautiful location on the Mediterranean Sea, one of the most famous crusader castles anywhere and was the home of the father of history, Herodotus. Please join us as we spend two days exploring and relaxing in this exceptional place.

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The Ancient Cities, Vast Deserts, and Salty Seas of Jordan
Published on 18 April 2022

Sierra Searing's blog, Hike Travel Repeat, gives some unique and helpful insight on her travels to Jordan in her latest post - The Ancient Cities, Vast Deserts, and Salty Seas of Jordan.


The Ancient Cities, Vast Deserts, and Salty Seas of Jordan

In March 2020 I was minding my own business, leading a tour in Chile, when I was summoned back to Canada by a strong warning from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and in turn, my boss. Since then I had been counting the days until I could travel again. While I managed to travel around within Western Canada, nothing quite compares to the experience of getting on a plane and being crammed in a seat for 12+ hours while you wait in anxious anticipation for what your next adventure holds. Luckily, that was in the cards for me in October 2021.

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Kusadasi - Gateway to Ephesus
Published on 12 April 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, makes his way to Kusadasi - Gateway to Ephesus. If you are interested in dates and prices for this trip please check out our Small Group Tours to Turkey.


In the last two posts, we visited the Roman acropolis of Pergamon and the Asclepeion where Galen learned his trade. These were both first time visits for Alison and me and definitely will be remembered as two of the highlights of this trip to western Turkey with Adventures Abroad. Now it's time to get back on the bus and make our way to the coastal city of Kusadasi which will serve as our base to explore the many wonders around the ancient site of Ephesus. It's a drive of just over two hours providing we don't get stuck in traffic as we pass the outskirts of Izmir, Turkey's third-largest city. This is the route we will take marked in blue.

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Ephesus – Visiting Turkey’s Most Impressive Ruins
Published on 8 April 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, takes a close look at Ephesus - Visiting Turkey's Most Impressive Ruins. If you are interested in dates and prices for this trip please check out our Small Group Tours to Turkey.


Chances are if you've never been to Turkey you will have three major tourist sites on your agenda – Hagia Sophia, which we've already visited, Cappadocia which is coming up and Ephesus which we are visiting today. These are far and away the most visited places by foreign tourists and this tour of western Turkey by Adventures Abroad is no exception. Before Covid Ephesus received almost 2 million visitors a year or roughly 10,000 a day. It was a veritable zoo with most of the people coming off cruise ships and not having a clue what they were looking at. The Library of Celsus would have so many people crawling over it that from a distance it looked like an anthill.

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