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About middleeuropeanmelancholy

64 year old Australian born male. Into travel, poetry, philosophy, music, popular physics, mathematics (especially topology)...

Athens & goodbye

12-16 October, 2011 Hello Athens! And goodbye Middle Sea! This the 101st post will be my last. The last 6 months have been amazingly good but all things (good and bad) must come to an end. I have purchased my ticket to fly … Continue reading

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Greek Crisis

Strikes, protests, riots… But traditional Greek life goes on as it always has.

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Santorini

9-11 October, 2011 Thira in Greek (but everyone calls it Santorini), an island in the middle of the Aegean Sea, part of the Cyclades group. My boat from Rhodes was a slow one, leaving at 8am and not arriving at Santorini … Continue reading

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Rhodes

5-8 October, 2011 Rhodes has a long and fascinating history. It was the site of yet another of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Colossus of Rhodes, erected around 280BC, standing 100m tall. It stood for only about … Continue reading

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Marmaris

4 October, 2011 After a three hour bus trip from Bodrum I checked in to my pension (pansiyon in Turkish) and walked down to the harbour to buy my ferry ticket to Rhodes (for tomorrow morning). It cost 40 euros. I … Continue reading

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Bodrum

Bodrum 1-3 October, 2011 I arrived in Bodrum at the southern end of the Aegean coast of Turkey, after a 3 hour bus trip from Selcuk. Bodrum was called Halikarnassos in the times of Ancient Greece. It was the home … Continue reading

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Selçuk

27-30 September, 2011 Just arrived in Selçuk by bus from Bursa (7 hours). Since Odessa I have been heading south, prolonging the summer! One of the main reasons to come to Selçuk is to visit nearby Ephesus (Efes in Turkish), … Continue reading

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