Category: Turkey

By , January 24, 2013 9:23 am

This is Part 3 of 4.  Click for Part 1, Part 2, or Part 4. Day 8 Delikkemer – Delikkemer 20.5 km (8 hours, 45 minutes) We started the day with a good hike. The new dog from yesterday was still following us, though even Mayhem seemed to keep her distance from him. We soon came across a flowing spring and filled up our water bottles. Typically, we tried to &#91read more]

By , January 19, 2013 3:24 pm

This is Part 2 of 4.  Click for Part 1, Part 3, or Part 4. Day 5 Gavurağili – outskirts of Kumluova 15 km [+extra 8 km from getting lost] (8 hours) We woke up, packed up our freshly laundered clothes, and indulged in a large Turkish breakfast of bread, olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, olive oil, honey, butter, and jam. To our surprise, Mayhem was waiting outside the gate. Her whole &#91read more]

By , January 17, 2013 10:09 am

Note: This is a lengthy post, so make sure you’re sitting somewhere comfy and you might even want to grab a cup of coffee.  The two weeks that we spent hiking the Lycian Way in Turkey were such an epic journey that I really wanted to share the whole journal and experience with you.  It’s worth the read, I swear, but if you’re pressed for time at least scroll through &#91read more]

By , January 14, 2013 10:24 am

When we arrived in Turkey, we fully intended to hike the entire 500 km Lycian Way from Fethiye to Antalya. We, in typical Traveled Earth fashion, arrived wholly unprepared – without the proper gear, without a guidebook or maps, without adequate knowledge of the terrain, and without a clear idea of what the weather would be like.  So we had a little work to do before we could start walking. &#91read more]

By , January 9, 2013 9:06 am

Shhh…. don’t tell Mike about this post! He doesn’t know I’m doing this! Typically, we create a list of posts to write, divvy out the author roles, and then edit each other’s work before publishing. This post didn’t make the list. Nor did I show Mike before I hit the “publish” button. This time I’m flying solo, under the radar if you will. Why? If you’re a regular reader and &#91read more]

By , January 7, 2013 6:44 am

With our 10-year anniversary fast approaching, we decided to celebrate with a huge splurge on a sunrise hot air balloon ride in Göreme, Cappadocia.  At 100 Euros (~$130 CAD) per person for an hour-long flight, it made for the single most expensive day of our travels (not counting international flights or the day we bought our house, that is).  Even for frugal travelers like ourselves, it was honestly worth every &#91read more]

By , January 3, 2013 12:22 pm

The landscape in Cappadocia is out of this world. Today, the remains of 700 and some odd churches, 40 underground cities, and many more rock cut dwellings are scattered throughout Cappadocia. In the middle of all this is the town of Göreme, catering to tourists, where we spent the better part of a week. These rock dwellings, churches, underground cities, and monasteries remained in use right up until 1922 where &#91read more]