A look back at the year that was 2018 through photos plus some travel goals for 2019
Disappearing languages. Lost cities. Giant caves. New foods. Sore feet.
Welcome to The Blog! This is where we will be sharing our adventures, anecdotes, and maybe even the odd grain of wisdom learned from our experiences and from the amazing people we meet both close to home in Istanbul and all over this magnificent country.
Our first hiking and camping adventure on one of Turkey’s many long distance trekking trails. We ate, we walked, we ended up in a hotel because of a snake.
Our first attempt at the 500+ kilometres of trail known as the Phrygian way. Some hiking, some camping, some nature, some history, getting lost, but no caves.
At long last I made it to the beautiful Black Sea Mountains to try my hand at hiking and camping. This path took me to the top of a local waterfall and down through Düzce’s beautiful forests and farms.
The last of Turkey’s traditional quilters, bakers of simit, the strange world of pigeon breeding, and the continuing hunt for traditional soap makers.
From calling people fat to developing a deep fear of the cold, here are twenty signs that you’ve begun to think and act like a Turk.
After waiting a few years to get to Kars and the stunning ruins of Ani only to be thwarted by bad weather for the past few months, we finally made it!
A few drizzly days in Çorum, where chick peas and swearing are in vogue, to visit the ancient cities of the Hittites, see a waterfall, and drink far too much tea.
Pink dessert, sweet cheese dessert, the continuing hunt for traditional soap makers, and some airport chaos in Antioch; the Cradle of Christianity.
A partially successful attempt to find a traditional soap factory and visit the many scattered castles and ruined cities of Osmaniye