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Loco for Lokum: on assignment inTurkey The lowdown on winning the 2011 World Nomads/Rough Guides Scholarship...

The Beginning of a BikeHike Adventure

TURKEY | Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | Views [1915] | 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

Losing Myself and My Inhibitions in Istanbul

TURKEY | Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | Views [1499] | Comments [2]

After a painfully long 24-hour flight and a confusing connection through Shanghai (take note: it’s a policy of the airport that all passengers have to pass through a ‘special’ immigration, collect their baggage and then re-... Read more >

Tags: grand bazaar, istanbul, rough guides, travel writing scholarship, turkey

Countdown to Turkey... 2 days to go!

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 4 Jun 2011 | Views [1101]

Selam! Welcome to my new blog where I’ll be blogging about my upcoming travels in Turkey, including my assignment for the Rough Guides. As the winner of the 2011 World Nomads/Rough Guides Travel Writing Scholarship , the last month ... Read more >

Tags: 2011 scholarship winner, bikehike, istanbul, rough guides, travel, travel writing, turkey

Photos: Memories from trips past

WORLDWIDE | Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | Photo Gallery

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My Travel Writing Scholarship 2011 entry - Journey in an Unknown Culture

WORLDWIDE | Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | Views [11726] | Comments [15] | Scholarship Entry

Jamu in Java Under the veil of tarpaulin, the market plays out like a slideshow for the senses; fresh bursts of neon pink dragon fruit and fiery red chillies, the reek of sweating meat, the slippery film of eels glistening in the slats of sunlight. A ... Read more >

Tags: #2011Writing, Travel Writing Scholarship 2011

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