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12/06/2013 – 155 days/15241 miles

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My friend, Hazal, and I made a trip to Cappadocia.  With my bike being stored at the airport in preparation for the flight to India, we took a flight there, and left the bike behind. Cappadocia is a region in central Turkey that is known for it’s incredibly unique landscape.
The first cool thing about Cappadocia is the natural rock…

Cappadocia – The lunar land!

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Cappadocia – the land of lunar landscapes and surreal scenery full of ancient churches and cave dwellings, which is situated deep in the heart of Turkey. Cappadocia consists of soft volcanic tuff that has been sculpted over million years into incredible shapes by water and erosion. The result of this amazing geological process is fascinating: huge stone mushrooms called “chimney…

Three Lakes

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After Pamukkale we were driving towards Cappadocia, however we needed to do some stops as the distance was around 660 kilometers. It was 3 days of driving around this part of Turkey, which is not really touristy. We passed like 20 signs saying “Ada” and we were wondering what my name could mean in Turkish. Our first camp was at…

Any Port in a Storm

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As we pulled our mud-caked vehicle alongside the twilight outline of the Flintstone’s Cave hostel in Goreme, Cappadocia we were greeted by welcoming staff and a few friendly Erasmus students.
“Looks like you’ve had fun, what have you been up to?” one enquired.
It would be a few days before the obscure images of the past 24 hours had cleared…

Turkey Part 3

Turkey Part 3
26th September
We leave Fethiye and head for Ankara, saying farewell to my Dad and Pam over a nice roast beef dinner. We leave at 6:40pm, anticipating that the drive to Ankara will take about 10 hours. Along the route, again, some of the roads are under-construction and unfinished, which slows us down. After 5 hours of…