Subject: Re: Samos... and Turkey
Hello, Thank you to Frances and Susie for the information on Samos. In late April I will embark on a 3 week trip to Turkey and a day trip by ferry to Samos will be a part of my itinerary. The information in the newspaper article as well as Susie's personal experiences are greatly appreciated.

If anyone has recommendations they would like to make, I will be in Istanbul, Bursa, Ankara, Cappadocia, Konya, Antalya,, Perge, Aspendos, Myra, Kas, Kalkan, Xanthos, Bodrum, Ephesus, Kusadasi (day trip to Samos here), Izmir, Pergamum, Canakkale, Troy, Gallipoli and back to Istanbul. I am so excited about this trip that I can hardly wait to begin, but there is so much to be done at the lab where I work that I hardly have time to think about the trip. I'm sure there are others who experience this as well before departing for a big trip.

One thing I would like recommendations on is affordable souvenirs that are non-breakable and easily transportable. I need to bring back remembrances to all my co-workers who will fill in for me but I don't want to break my budget or purchase breakable items!

Thanks in advance for your advice!

Ruth Marie Colorado