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It's a short and leisurely walk to Hell but it takes some serious effort to get to Heaven...

Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | Views [2395]

For the third time in 24 hours we climbed onto a long distance bus, already desperately in need of a shower and exhausted. It started off well -  the conductor of the bus made the bus pull over in the middle of nowhere, panicking over our tickets, calling ... Read more >

Tags: asthma cave, chasm of hell and heaven, kizkalesi, maidens castle, mediterranean, mersin, narlikuyu, overnight bus, silifke, turkey

A short trip to Antakya

Friday, 9 Dec 2011 | Views [2912]

This is what overnight buses do to you. Overnight bus number 2 took us to Antakya, 55 miles from the Syrian border. Reading the guidebook, we were charmed by the writer's conviction that Antakya was the 'Jewel of the Mediterranean'. This was ... Read more >

Tags: antakya, archeological museum, bus, hatay, local transport, mosaics, sleep deprivation, turkey

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

Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | Views [1810]

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



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