RTW: AROUND-THE-WORLD 1996

 

CANADIAN ROCKIES, CHINA, TURKEY

 

Text and Photos Copyright ©2001 Mark E. Halliday

 

 

In August, I had the chance to go around-the-world again.

 

I met Mom, Dad and sister Karen in Banff, Alberta.

 

We spent a week in the Canadian Rockies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We drove right up onto the glacier in Jasper National Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Calgary I flew to Singapore for a two-day gravity meter installation.

I continued to Beijing where I stayed one week.

I represented LaCoste and Romberg at the International Geological Congress.

In addition to repeating last years culinary highlight of eating scorpions,

This year we draink SNAKE BLOOD after they chop the snake's head off at the table.

 

 

After Beijing, I traveled to Istanbul, where I spent one night.

 

Then I flew to the Turquoise coast, staying at an old Greek city named Side.

 

 

 

A day sailboat trip took me to the coastal walled city of Alanya with the Red Tower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fun day was spent in the Taurus mountains on a river raft trip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A bus tour took me to the famous roman baths and hot springs of Pamukkale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From there I returned to Istanbul via Ephesus and Izmir.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quick business visits in Zurich and Brussels followed, finishing a one-month trip around the world.

 

 

Text and Photos Copyright ©2001 Mark E. Halliday