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Ten Days In Turkey

TURKEY | Sun, 15 Nov 2015 | By iain_and_tamara | Views [642] | Comments [1]

Ask any Kiwi traveller what to see in Turkey and their lists will generally be almost identical: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Gallipoli. Before leaving the UK Tamara popped over to Gallipoli for Anzac day 2002. On that visit she embarked on a ... Read more >

Tags: cappadocia, caves, gallipoli, istanbul, palaces, pamukkale, turkey

Turkey

TURKEY | Tue, 2 Jul 2013 | By subranu | Views [519]

Swansea to London to Istanbul to Cappadocia to Istanbul to Dalaman to Marmaris to Dalaman to Istanbul to London to Swansea. Whew! Never thought we'd do this much in a week. Then again, what's life without spontaneity? On a more serious note, this ... Read more >

Tags: blue mosque, cappadocia, dalaman, hagia sophia, istanbul, marmaris, pamukkale, photography, travel, turkey

Photos: Turkish Delight

TURKEY | Thu, 13 Dec 2012 | By indeliblink | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

My long-standing love affair with photography began in high school, where my affection blossomed in the dark room as I discovered the beauty of black and white and spent countless hours on photo shoots with my best friend as a model. Those early impressions ... Read more >
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Tags: cappadocia, hot air balloon, landscape, rock dwellings, sunrise, turkey

Turkey through the eyes of the 18 year old, NZ version of Karl Pilkington: Istanbul and Cappadocia

TURKEY | Fri, 2 Dec 2011 | By rachelina | Views [1576]

And so I arrived in Istanbul, ready for three and a half weeks of backpacking with my 18 year old brother who - to put it gently - is a travel novice. He had arrived the day before me and in that 24 hour stretch had managed to get himself trapped ... Read more >

Tags: aga sofia, blue mosque, cappadocia, goreme, horse riding, istanbul, jackson, kaymakli, turkey, turkish tea

A local's guide to Turkey: an interview with Turan Kirac

TURKEY | Fri, 24 Jun 2011 | By zoe_smith | Views [3016] | Video

What better way to get an inside view on Turkey, than to ask someone who makes a living guiding people through the country? Meet our BikeHike tour guide, Turan, a professional tour guide born and bred in the Aladaglar range of the Taurus Mountains.... Read more >

Tags: cappadocia, guide, istanbul, tour, travel writing, travel writing scholarship, trekking, turkey

9 Turkish Dishes for the Traveler Menu

TURKEY | Thu, 16 Jun 2011 | By zoe_smith | Views [10087] | Comments [1]

I’m probably not alone in the misconception that Turkish food is made up primarily of variations on the trusty kebab but there is far more to Turkish food than meat on a skewer. You’d be forgiven for overlooking this fact, however, judging ... Read more >

Tags: cappadocia, istanbul, kofte, lokum, travel writing scholarship, turkey, turkish delight, turkish food

Hot Air Ballooning Over Cappadocia

TURKEY | Sat, 11 Jun 2011 | By zoe_smith | Views [2259]

. Hot air balloons have always held a somewhat magical fascination for me.  As a child, I remember running across the fields to watch hot air balloons land in the British countryside and marveling at the enormity ... Read more >

Tags: cappadocia, fairy chimneys, hot air ballooning, sunrise, travel writing scholarship, trekking, turkey

Fairies and Fauna - the Mythical World of Cappadocia

TURKEY | Fri, 10 Jun 2011 | By zoe_smith | Views [2792]

Cappadocia, Turkey . . Carved into the soft volcanic rock like secret hideouts, Cappadocia’s cave hotels have unsurprisingly made a name for themselves amongst tourists visiting the region and ours, the Gamirasu Cave Hotel (http://www.gamirasu.... Read more >

Tags: bike, cappadocia, travel, travel writing scholarship, trekking, turkey

The Beginning of a BikeHike Adventure

TURKEY | Wed, 8 Jun 2011 | By zoe_smith | Views [1907] | Comments [2]

Istanbul street life Dodging carpet salesmen has become my number 1 past time in Istanbul. Sadly, I’m not very good at it and now find myself on a first-name basis with half of the carpet salesmen in the area. That and the waiters, ... Read more >

Tags: bikehike, blue mosque, cappadocia, istanbul, scholarship, travel writing, turkey

Off the Beaten Path: Turkey

TURKEY | Mon, 7 Feb 2011 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [7039]

The most interesting way of experiencing a new destination is to get off-the-beaten-path, away from the tourist trail where you have the opportunity to meet the authentic local people who have been untouched by mainstream tourism. Trish Sare, Founder ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, bik hike adventures, biking, cappadocia, istanbul, kekova island, off the beaten path, off the beaten path, taurus mountains, turkey

Happy Thanksgiving

TURKEY | Fri, 28 Nov 2008 | By blackbs2 | Views [3899]

So my first blog crashed so here we go again... Hello from Kaş, Turkey. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. You were all missed. Backing up a few days.... Nov 16th: Crossed the Syrian/Turkey border in a vehicle smuggling duty-free booze into ... Read more >

Tags: cappadocia, ihlara valley, kas, olympos, thanksgiving, turkey

Chapter 3: Beginnings

TURKEY | Sat, 8 Nov 2008 | By goreme1990 | Views [1515] | Comments [1]

Waiting for us at the Kayersi bus terminal were two new colleagues, Mustapha Özcan and Mustapha Durmuş. In order to distinguish them from other Mustapha’s, we immediately nicknamed Özcan, “Mustapha Egg” on account of his shape, and the other “Mustapha ... Read more >

Tags: cappadocia, goreme, kayseri, lisa morrow, travel, turkey

Chapter 2: Acquaintances Old & New

TURKEY | Sun, 19 Oct 2008 | By goreme1990 | Views [2363] | Comments [3]

In early August, 2002, we arrived at Istanbul Airport. When we got off the plane and out into the open we just stood for a while, breathing in the summer air. The airport hadn’t changed but we had. Old hands, we knew if we just waited long enough, ... Read more >

Tags: cappadocia, goreme, kayseri, lisa morrow, travel, turkey

Chapter 1: Prelude

TURKEY | Mon, 18 Aug 2008 | By goreme1990 | Views [1978] | Comments [2]

The first time I went to Turkey it was by chance, but each time I return it has been by design. In 1990 I went on a grand adventure to Europe. I was 23 before I saved up enough money to go, and like many before me I headed to London. I lived for five ... Read more >

Tags: cappadocia, goreme, kayseri, lisa morrow, travel, turkey

 

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