Walking in Cappadocia
Sun, 31 Jan 2016
Cappadocia is a mix of Toyland and Bedrock City so we were never sure whether to expect Noddy or Fred Flintstone; though there was always something new around the next corner. The “fairy chimneys” were everywhere, assuming a host of different shapes such as seals and camels as well as more...
Fri, 29 Jan 2016
A year ago I hadn’t heard of Cappadocia, but during a week in September I became enchanted with its strange rock formations and houses like dwellings out of a fairytale. It would not have been surprising to see Snow White and her dwarves, or a knight on a quest, while Rapunzel let down her hair...
Lovely Lycian Way
Wed, 27 Jan 2016
I awoke at 4.00am and had plenty of time to prepare for the 6.00am bus to the airport. The check in was quite quick and easy but I had to pay £1 for a sealed plastic bag to hold my lip seal and hand cleaner!
Mon, 25 Jan 2016
The leader we trusted was Julia Who did something very peculiar
A Cultural Walking Holiday in Istanbul
Sun, 24 Jan 2016
Our great-uncle served through two world wars, as a gunner and later ordnance officer – and survived! At the end of WW1 he was posted to Constantinople – modern day Istanbul – with the Army of the Black Sea, where his key roles were security and ammunition disposal.
Devouring the Lycian Way
Sat, 23 Jan 2016
The long-distance footpath through southern Turkey has existed since 1999, when Kate Clow finally way marked the whole of a 500 km walk around the coast of the Teke Peninsula, ancient Lycia, from the pleasant harbour town of Fethiye almost to Antalya. Antalya is certainly one of Turkey’s greatest...