Middle East

Central Anatolia: centuries of diversity

By |2016-10-25T15:46:33+02:00 2nd June, 2014|Categories: Ancient civilizations, Central Turkey, Hospitality, Turkey|Tags: , , , , , |

The diversity of Turkey is huge. We have left the modern city of Ankara, cycled through parts of Central Anatolia and exchanged the city for very rural and traditional areas such as Selime and small villages south of Cappadocia. We came through Mustafapasa where traditional and modern mixes with each other in a very pleasant way. All [...]

Friendly dogs on the old Ankara road

By |2017-11-12T13:14:30+02:00 21st May, 2014|Categories: Central Turkey, Modern cities, Off the beaten path, Turkey|Tags: , , , , |

We were ready to take on the rest of Turkey, although saying goodbye was a little bit sad because the stay at Ali, Martin's ex-colleague, had been very nice. Also we had the experience of cycling into Istanbul vividly in our minds. Luckily the way out of Istanbul was a lot more pleasant while following the old [...]

Istanbul where we met Asia

By |2017-11-12T13:15:31+02:00 19th May, 2014|Categories: Ancient civilizations, Hospitality, Modern cities, Turkey, West Turkey|Tags: , , |

Istanbul is where we met Asia. We cycled in to Istanbul and straight to Sultanahmet, so we were sure that we were in Istanbul and get some great photos with the bikes. We were a bit tired after a bad camp spot in the outskirts of Istanbul and the heavy traffic, so next up was finding our [...]

Via Egnatia on the edge of Europe

By |2017-11-12T13:16:41+02:00 9th May, 2014|Categories: Ancient civilizations, Greece, Turkey, West Turkey|Tags: , , , , , |

The Via Egnatia is an old roman road we had been crossing and following since we entered Albania. Via Egnatia was the first road build by the romans outside Italy. We found it a nice thought that people had travelled this way for thousands of years and now we were here as well. As always we have a [...]