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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 [1629]

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

Turkey adventures - hospital visits, horse capers and rock climbing!

TURKEY | Sun, 1 Nov 2009 | By tonielle_krisanski | Views [1040]

Selçuk to Capadocia. After Gallipoli, I had an eight-hour bus to Selçuk where I stayed at a fantastic hostel called Allita’s Getaway. I had one day of sightseeing out to a small fruit wine town called Siringe, and saw a few ruins in town and then ... Read more >

Tags: capadocia, dervish soldiers, ephesus, fethieye, flinstones, goreme, horse riding, hospital visits, konya, selçuk

Chapter 3: Beginnings

TURKEY | Sat, 8 Nov 2008 | By goreme1990 | Views [1523] | 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 [2384] | 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 [1989] | 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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