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Turkey, A New Country – A New Continent!

Bodrum Turkey St Peter's Castle

It was an early start today because we had a nine-thirty ferry to catch to another country – Turkey, another continent in fact – Asia!  We were travelling to the modern city of Bodrum which was once the ancient city of Halicarnassus of Caria, birthplace of Herodotus, the ‘Father of History’ and home of one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum of Mausolus.

Passport control was surprisingly thorough but I suppose there still remains a bit of diplomatic tension between these two countries but soon we were in the sun on the top deck of the Nissos Kos and leaving the harbour and as soon as the boat was out of site of port the crew hoisted the scarlet flag of Turkey which, once released, danced energetically in the wind.

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