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Murphy and His Law

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We had arrived in Turkey in the Spring, and as a result the days were generally chilly and the nights cold. Beyond Anatolia we knew it would only get worse; we’d been to Europe in Spring before and knew that…

Cappadocia: Chutes and Ladders

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Sleet had been falling on and off all morning. In the village the men huddled around a tea shop next to a barren mountain in the gray, bleak Turkish countryside. Inside—that is, inside of the mountain—I was precariously wedged midway…

Two Nights in the Orchard

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Almost two years ago when Europe still felt like a world away we were contacted by a fellow Volkswagen owner and mechanical engineer from Turkey, interested in obtaining a copy of the CAD file that Brad made of Nacho’s body,…

Take Me Back to Constantinople

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From the moment we set foot in Istanbul it felt like we had fallen into a love affair of sorts. It didn’t matter that we had unknowingly stationed ourselves for the next month in Balat, or Little Tehran as it’s known, Istanbul’s most…

Helsinki Bound

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Just posting this blog from a few days back now that I have arrived in Helsinki and have Internet access.  All is well but much to do to prepare for school on Monday. Currently waiting in a real swanky Pearson…

Door Turkije

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Meer foto’s volgen. De internetverbinding is te slecht. Safranbolu Safranbolu is het Turkse stadje waar de traditionele houten huizen het beste bewaard zijn gebleven. Het heeft schilderachtige straatjes, hoewel het niet groot is en erg toeristisch. De ochtend begint grijs,…

Istanboel en Zwarte Zee

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Istanboel Onze derde dag in Istanboel begint goed. We halen onze Iraanse visa op en staan in vijf minuten weer buiten. Dit wordt een echt culturele dag. We bekijken eerst de Aya Sophia. Hoewel we er al eerder geweest zijn…

Door Griekenland naar Turkije

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Ioannina We maken een korte trek van Albanië naar Griekenland. We rijden door een mooie, bergachtige omgeving, maar de bergen in Griekenland zijn niet zo ruig als in Albanië. We stoppen in een dorpje om brood te kopen. Geen winkel…

East of Bor, Turkey, lovely terrain

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We found a fantastic piece of road, just east of Bor in Turkey on the way to Iskenderun and the sea gateway to Africa. Absolutely lovely piece of road, check it out! Nic…

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…

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…

Pamukkale and Hierapolis

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Pamukkale is one the famous attractions in Turkey, but the town itself is not really big. We arrived there quite late, and even parking somewhere on the street for the night seemed to be difficult. We found the only one…

Ephesus – the archeological site

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Even if you are not interested in ancient culture, the beauty of the ruins of Efes will impress you. This site is really well-preserved and you can get vision and feeling how life looked here in Roman times. Especially taking…

Selcuk and Ephesus (Efes)

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It looks that, after Bergama and Perganum, we still weren’t fed up with ancient history and architecture and we drove towards Ephesus. We stopped in Selcuk, not only because Roman ruins of Ephesus are on its doorstep, but also because…

Bergama

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A long time ago, actually from 3rd century BC to 1st century AD Bergama or if you prefer Perganum was one of the richest and powerful small kingdoms of the Mediterranean See. Today it is an extensive and well presented…

Turkey to Egypt

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Two posts in one day? A public holiday in Egypt with a car stuck in customs allows for these little lucky breaks. We arrived at Iskenderun on the Friday to buy our ferry tickets. These were bought through an agent…

More Turkey

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At the campsite we were staying at in Cappadocia a large overland truck arrived with about 20 people on their way to Australia over the next 5 months. Unfortunately when there are a large number of people in the same…

Turkey

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Leaving the security blanket of the EU and crossing over from Greece into Turkey was good training for the coming months. All Jules required with her wonderful maroon UK passport was 15 euros and she got a sticker. My not…

Friendly Oto-men

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Tuesday 11th to Wednesday 12th December 2012. Bolu, Istanbul, Svilengrad. The next morning we ate from the hotel’s buffet breakfast before setting off. We dined quietly with the many business men staying in the hotel. It was all very civilized…

Day 19: Izkenderun

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Salaam! Whilst sitting looking longingly at the Mediterranean from Izkendurun, we realise we have reached purgatory. Now that our departure for Egypt and Africa has been arranged for the precise time of “some time between Friday morning and midnight Saturday,”…

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…