I made a connection at Incheon airport to Istanbul.
It was very big, bright and convenient airport.
It is only question of time until Narita is defeated by another air port
I was in ferry boat crossing the Dardanelles chanel.
It was very narrow and took only 30
minutes. It divides Europe and Asia.
My travel have started in fact from here.
I wished my travel could be fine.
|Troy is the one of the most famous places in the world. I wanted to go
there for a long time. When I entered the ruins , I found a very big wooden
horse. It's about 10 meters high. I could entered inside and went up the
This was the imitation which came from the Irias.
This place remainded me of Schliemann's dream.
I dropped at Artemis sanctuary on my way to Efes. It was a grand sanctuary having 127 columns in those day.
It was the one of the seven wonders of the world.
Now there is only one column.
I felt pity.
|Next I went to Efes ruins. It was also very huge and magnificent.
This ia Hercules Gate.
There was Nike's relief. The sport brand NIKE was named after Nike. NIKE's logo comes from Nike's wing.
|I was surprised at hearing that the capacity of this round theater was
Maybe the population would be 240,000.
Japan was the Yayoi Period in those day.
From this point this ruins was surprising.
|Today's lunch were tomato soup , potato and kebabu. This lunch was very
This lady is Miss Turkey. She is tall, slender and beautiful.
I was convinced.
I took a Turkish bath in Pamukkale. I lay on the stone warmed. The temperature was equal to body temperature. Then I needed a long time.
I swam in the swimming pool. I needed a swimmingwear and cap.
We went to the Lime Shelves in Pamukkale. It was very amazing. The hot spring ran on it. I could step into it. Contlast of white and blue were very beautiful.
But I was disappointed at little hot spring.
|Yogurt was very delicious.||Today's lunch was Turkish pizza and sisikababu.|
I arrived at Konya about 4 o'clock. This tower is made of the tiles.
Turk very likes blue.
What a beautiful tower this is !
I dropped at underground city on my way to Kapadokya. It had fifth basement and seemed a maze inside.
It had kitchen, winary and store room etc inorder to live there for a long time to defend from enemy. The power digging ground is surprising.
|I ate a trout cuisine at the restaurant in the cave.There was no window.
Then it was curios. The trout tasted good.
I arrived at Kapadokya where I wanted to go to.
I have never seen such a strange scine.
When I stood at this point, I thought I was in another world like SF.
|We were in the sword valley.
The rocks look like the sword.
It was strange but beautiful. These are not that human made them.
I was wondered how strange these were.
|I stayed at this hotel called cave hotel. I expected this one but it was
Why do they stay at cave hotel paying expensive money ?
I did'nt understand.
I went to Gyoreme Air Open Museum on foot in my free time.
But I regreted that I had no time to look around slowly.
|Three sisters rocks. Three rocks stood close each other.
I did'nt understand why they called them three sisters.
But the scine was very exciting.
|This is Mt. Eljies. It looks like Mt. Fuji.
It's was so beautiful. I remembered Japan.
The mushroom rocks. I was very pleased at this point.
Ankara express is a compartment type train. The capacity is tow . It had frige and wash equipment. It was very comfortable. I was satisfied.
The breakfast is simple.
I arrived at Haydarapasha station which is terminal in Asia.
I returned to Istanbul again.
I had only two days to be in Istanbul.
|I crossed Garata bridge by bus. Many pepole were fishing there.
|Lunch is corn soup and doner kebabu.
I ate doner kebabu at the first time.
It was good but the quantity was little.
|I did'nt know why they called this mosque The Blue mosque. When I entered into it, I understood the quesstion. The wall ,dome and columns were covered with more than 20,000 tiles.
It was so amazing.
|This mosque has six steeples. Six steeples are a rare exsample in the world.
|It's very beautiful, is'nt it ?|
I went to the national museum in my free time. I wanted to see The statue of Alexander the Great and his stone coffin
He fought against the enemy.
I thought this was the most attrakive structure.
Its history is interesting. And its size is very big.
|There was some mosaic picture inside.
Can you see Jesus Christ ?
Cnnection time was very long. But I was not bored because Incheon has many pleasant places.
For exsample, free internet, restaurant , event(Korean dance and song), free hand craft, window shopping and so on.