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The Adventures of Travel Cat: Gumusluk, Turkey

January 2, 2013 at 1:30 PM | by | ()

Kitty cats. They rule the internet and, whether we realize it or not, pretty much the world too. Ever noticed how cats sometimes stake out the coolest spots in a city? This new feature—Travel Cat—focuses on exactly that. Submit a photo to be featured by tweeting or Instagramming it to us (details below).

Travel Cat spotted in: Gumusluk, Turkey.

This week's Travel Cat comes from Bob Patrick, a reader residing on Turkey's Bodrum Peninsula (much like another Travel Cat alum).

Gumusluk, once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, is now home to this orange tabby basket-napper. But before you "aww" yourself silly, Bob shares a little more background info on that Wonder:

Mausolus was a Greek-speaking, Persian satrap who ruled Caria somewhat independently from 377 - 353 B.C. His kingdom was centered in Halicarnassus (now, Bodrum) and Mausolus had a special road built to travel to the Myndos (now, Gumusluk) harbor at the westernmost point on the peninsula where he liked to watch the sun setting over what are now the Greek islands Kalymnos and Leros. I took the attached picture in an outdoor cafe at the Gumusluk harbor.

Mausolus' sister and wife, Artemisia II, had a gigantic tomb built to honor him in Halicarnassus. The Mausoleum was one of the seven wonders of the world.

How to submit your own Travel Cat photo to be featured:
· Have a pic of a cute cat in an interesting world location.
· Tweet it to us @Jaunted with a few words on where you took the snap.
· OR Instagram it to us by posting the pic and including us (@Jaunted) and #TravelCat in the description
· Or you can always just email us the old-fashioned way.

If your kitty makes the cut, we'll feature it on Travel Cat (every Wednesday!) and link to your Twitter/Instagram/Facebook—whatever social network you get down with the most.

[Photo: Bob Patrick]

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