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Dan

Just your average guy doing his 9 - 5 job as a Senior Payroll Officer by day, writing about his travel adventures and hopefully giving you inspiration and ideas for your next travel adventure here at loneXplorer...

Canakkale to Istanbul via Gallipoli: Day 11 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour
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Canakkale to Istanbul via Gallipoli: Day 11 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour

Today is the final full day of the Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour, this morning we depart the city of Canakkale and catch the ferry back to the European side of Turkey to the Gallipoli Peninsula to the site where the ANZAC legend was born back in 1915 during World War I. Once we have experienced a history lesson that resonates close to most of us on...

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12 May 2014
Kusadasi to Canakkale via Troy: Day 10 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour
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Kusadasi to Canakkale via Troy: Day 10 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour

Today we begin day 10 of our Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour by leaving the port town of Kusadasi and head further north to check out the famous ancient city of Troy, we visit the Trojan Horse and spend the night in the costal city of Canakkale and visit another famous Trojan Horse. Canakkale is situated close to the Gallipoli battle grounds which we will explore on...

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12 May 2014
Fethiye to Kusadasi via Pamukkale & Ephesus: Day 08 & 09 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour
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Fethiye to Kusadasi via Pamukkale & Ephesus: Day 08 & 09 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour

On this next leg of the Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour we leave behind the sea and head to our next destination of Kusadasi. During our travels over the next two days we experience the fascinating carbonate terraces of Pamukkale and check out the ancient Roman city of Ephesus. 14 SEPTEMBER, 2013 – Fethiye to Kusadasi This morning we leave bright and early, departing the costal town...

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11 May 2014
Cappadocia to Konya – Day 05 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour
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Cappadocia to Konya – Day 05 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour

After a memorable two nights in Cappadocia it was now time to move onto our next destination on the Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour, today we are heading to the conservative city of Konya for what will be a very short overnight stop and one to remember. Along the way we will also make a stop at a Cappadocian ceramic factory where all those items in the Grand Bazaar come from and explore one of the famous underground cities at Kaymakli with a local guide.

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30 Mar 2014
Ankara to Cappadocia – Day 03 & 04 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour
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Ankara to Cappadocia – Day 03 & 04 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour

We continue our 12 Day Tour of Turkey with tour provider Topdeck by waking up in the Turkish capital of Ankara after a late arrival last night to our hotel. Today we are heading for the famous Cappadocia region of Turkey and the excitement of Hot Air Ballooning, but first after checking out of the Ankyra Hotel we will make our first stop for the day at The Mausoleum of Atatürk, a site that pays respect and honours the founder of the Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

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25 Mar 2014
Istanbul to Ankara – Day 02 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour
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Istanbul to Ankara – Day 02 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour

This morning our newly formed tour group will embark on our first full day of the Topdeck 12 Day Turkey Explored tour beginning from the biggest and most well known city in Turkey, Istanbul. Today we are taken around this bustling city to check out the main attractions of the city situated close by our very central hotel. Later on in the afternoon we head on the coach and meet our driver for the first time and make our way to the capital city of Turkey Ankara.

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23 Mar 2014
A Turkish adventure begins, Istanbul – Day 01 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour
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A Turkish adventure begins, Istanbul – Day 01 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour

For the next two and a half weeks I will be exploring the fascinating country of Turkey with the journey beginning in the largest and most recognised Turkish city of Istanbul. The first two nights will be spent in this bustling tourist city followed by another night included as part of the twelve day Topdeck Turkey Explored tour which will take in many of the sights this country has to offer. This will be my second Topdeck tour.

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12 Jan 2014
A mega European tour ends in London
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A mega European tour ends in London

This morning we arrived back in the capital of the United Kingdom and England, London for our final night in Europe and our final full two days to look around and see the last remaining aspects of this grand old city. We spent the night on the Caledonian Sleeper train from Edinburgh arriving at Euston Station at about 7am. 24 June, 2012 – London On...

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24 Mar 2013
Exploring the historic Scottish capital of Edinburgh
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Exploring the historic Scottish capital of Edinburgh

The Scottish capital Edinburgh is one of the hidden gems of Europe often overshadowed by the United Kingdom’s largest city and capital, London. As my time in Europe is just about coming to an end, I am lucky enough to come up north and after spending the last three days exploring the Scottish Highlands with Haggis Adventures and there Isle of Skye tour Skye High it is...

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23 Mar 2013
Wild & Sexy… Haggis Adventures Skye High Tour
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Wild & Sexy… Haggis Adventures Skye High Tour

Having spent the night travelling from London, we arrived this morning at the Scottish capital of Edinburgh on the Caledonian Sleeper overnight train. The train arrives at the main central station in the centre of the city known as Waverley Station. There was no time to take in Edinburgh and it was straight into a taxi to take us down the Royal Mile where the offices of tour...

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28 Feb 2013
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