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The Final Days in Istanbul (spent shopping)

I’m sure it sounds almost blasphemous, but we were tired and ready to go home and go back to work. I actually had a look at shifting our…

Hello Again, Istanbul – Hagia Sophia

Spending last night on the bus was a regrettable decision. I couldn’t find any position that was comfortable in my non-reclining seat. I was considering just lying down…

Good-bye Beautiful Göreme

There weren’t any tears shed when we had to pack up and leave our beautiful pigeon house, but they weren’t far away. It was truly the most enjoyable…

Flying High and Silent above Cappadocia!

Urgh… It was a 4:20AM pickup this morning – there have been too many of these early starts on this holiday! As we stood around in the cold…

Soğanli Road Trip – Rock-Cut Churches

It was hard to say good-bye to our luxury suite. But, it was a little easier knowing that we were going to search for a ‘fairy chimney’ hotel…

Cappadocia Day One – Underground Cities

We managed to save a few dollars on a cheap hotel last night, but that came at the price of a less than refreshing night sleep in a…

The Floating Castle of Kizkalesi

Completely unintentionally, we were up and out quite early (at least for us). Part of that was the lack of breakfast with our (super) budget room. We were…

Alanya Castle and Sapadere Canyon

Tired, we went for a quick walk back in to town to look at the castle during the light of day. The streets were empty, but it was…

Alanya – Beaches, Viking Boats and Megaclubs

It was extra hot today, with a forecasted top of 38˚C. When we were in Kyrgyzstan and freezing at night in the tents, we were dreaming of baking…

Antalya

Partly because we were tired, and partly because it sounded like a good idea last night, we decided to spend an extra day here in Antalya, just taking…