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Turkey: So my bags are packed . . .

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Well, not really. But I have booked it carefully – allowing for our travel style & budget & needs. Decrepit run down hotels need not apply. We always need a balcony to feed our nasty habit – which makes affordable choices a challenge. We like to sit outside & have cocktails anyway. We always need a decent bathroom or my wife has a miserable trip. We need just the right balance of movement, sights & relaxation. My wife is terrified of mountain driving. I, of course, love it.

May 1: Arrive Istanbul – Ataturk (direct & First Class via points – a lot of points).
Hotel: Empress Zoe – Penthouse with balcony

May 2 & 3: Istanbul – we will probably take the ‘short’ Bosphorus Cruise. We are not ‘new’ city people & the sights & museums in Sultanamet should keep us busy.

May 4: Pegasus Air to Antalya – 8am from SAW - Auto Europe rental – drive to Cirali
Hotel: Arcadia 2

May 5 & 6: Local slumming & probably one day trip to see the ruins at Arykanda

May 7: Turkish Air to Izmir via Ankara – Auto Europe rental – drive to Selcuk
Hotel: Urkmez in Selcuk

May 8: Ephesus & local. Unfortunately, this part of the trip got squished to allow more before & after.

May 9: Pegasus Izmir to Kayseri – 7am fight!!! - hotel pickup
Hotel: Kelebek Cave Hotel – Presidential Suite – We decided to splurge here obviously
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May, 10, 11, 12 Relax. A balloon ride. Maybe some tours or hikes. Maybe rent a car for a day.

May 13: Pegasus to Istanbul SAW
Hotel: Zoe again - adventuresome aren't we? What can I say? The new city - as vibrant as I am sure it is - is not our 'thing'.

May 14, 15 More Istanbul. Shopping time for my wife. We also hope to arrange a dinner at one end or the other with a local couple who we have a remote internet connection to via another non-travel forum.

So there you have it. Anything wrong or absent? A Fodor’s Guide to Turkey is ordered . . . Michelin road map is ordered . . . I will buy a current Turkey map for my TomTom . . . visa we can get at the airport . . . What am I missing?

Ian

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