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      20.03.2013 08:45

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      Last summer,2012, my husband and I, were trekking in Turkey. We followed the turquoise coast, which is totally stunning, and walked the Lycian Way over a well marked mountain path, through small hamlets, untouched by time. Although many people have walked these paths you cannot help feel you are on a great exploration. One day, while on a provision stop in a small town called Kinik, which also is of great interest. Xanthos is situated above the town and dates back to 1,200 B.C. with history around every corner. We stopped to drink cay (tea to you and me) in a small lokanta, and got talking to the owner, who spoke good English. He saw we were walkers and told us of an English couple who had a fruit farm in the Xanthos valley. He had their contact details, because he had helped them buy some turkey chicks (birds, not women!). At this point in our fantastic journey we were looking for a place to stay for a few nights rest. After a brief phone call, Simon & Michelle came to collect us from the lokanta and took us to their farm. It takes your breath away! It looks over Saklikent Gorge and the white mountains. They had their own tents and we camped amongst apple and peach orchards, which we were free to pick and eat. It was quiet solitude. Paradise! Our alarm clock in the morning was 'Gengis' the cockerel. Fresh eggs from the chickens and turkeys for breakfast were absolutely delicious! We had a great time and wish we could have stayed longer. Simon & Michelle couldn't do enough to help. We intend to go back this year and I'd recommend it to anyone. either to use as a base, or for a longer stay! The farm is aptly named 'Eden Lodge'. They don't advertise, but keep busy by word of mouth! If anybody else is interested, then they can be contacted on lordwizlon@yahoo.co.uk , but don't tell too many people, as I wouldn't want the tranquility spoiled.

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      22.09.2001 18:45
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      Firstly, I am a big trekking fan, that?s why, I am going to write about camping but mainly trekking. In Turkey camping standards vary one place to another, from a basic field to fully equipped camping sites. Charges between $2 to $10 per night per tent. If you don?t have camping equipment, you will find campsites providing erected tents, complete with comfortable mattresses, blankets. There are also available bungalows. There are so many wonderful places to camp in Turkey. In Aegean coast and Black sea cost, camping is the only way to enjoy the beauty spots. I love trekking but I did not have the opportunity to join a trekking tour in England but When I was in Turkey I would do trekking at most weekends. Turkey is a heaven for trekking.Can anyone give me some trekking clubs? names. Where is best for trekking in England. I really enjoyed Scotland and Scotland is a wonderful place for trekking. Popularity of trekking is growing day by day among especially young people in Turkey. I will give lots of trekking clubs? details below. For camping, Kackar and Toros mountains are the most popular mountains. When I was in Istanbul, we would go to Kocaeli, Sakarya and Bursa for Trekking, We would meet somewhere in several meeting points in Istanbul and after travelling a few hours, we would arrive at the destination. Generally we would get the food for breakfast and camping in the town we first visit. After having breakfast, we would start to drive up to the mountains as far as van can drive. It is funny that generally all we wanna do from the beginning is reaching the point we will stay, and grilling our sucuks on the fire and drinking our cafes (sucuk is a meet with spice special to Turkey). We go to trekking and all we do is eating, eating and eating. I saw so many places and I enjoyed all of them. I?ll give you some places? names. As I told you. Turkey is a heaven for trekking. My favourite trekking club s in Istanbul: GUNBATMADAN Istiklal Cad. Zambak Sokak No:15 Beyoglu Istanbul Tel: 00 90 212 245 59 54 Faks: 00 90 212 245 60 35 Email: gunbatmadan@gunbatmadan.com Website: www.gunbatmadan.com KAMP ATESI: İstiklal Cad. Mis Sok. 13/5 80080 Beyoğlu - İstanbul Tel: 00 90 212 292 9605 - 292 7255 - 292 7266 E-mail: kampatesi@kampatesi.com Website: www.kampatesi.com

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