Archive for the 'Turkey' Category

Dogubayazit, final stop before Iran

Thursday, November 8th, 2007
Rooftops in Dogubayazit, Turkey

Solo overland travel can do a lot to a person. Of this I am a witness and a learner. Here I began to question a little more of what I was missing out on. But then again I was also experiencing something very unique

Getting Travel Visas in Ankara, Turkey

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007
Inside Sofia, Istanbul, Turkey (click to enlarge)

Fresh with hope after speaking to the Iranian embassy in Ankara, I began the midnight trips to the capital. Arriving back in Goreme 23 hours later. It was long and tiring. But it saved money, and it was working. During this period my Mendle (meindel) boots broke in two shame on them. They never answered my emails either. Never again. But yes to Goreme …

Living and relaxing in Goreme Turkey

Sunday, October 21st, 2007
Hot Air Balloons in Goreme, Turkey (click to enlarge)

We’d made it to Goreme, a place chill out and forget about visa woes. Parties ensued, and I relaxed for while. As it turned out, it was here trying to get away from it all, I’d find all the answers sitting right there.

Heading to Goreme, Cappadocia, land of troglodytes

Saturday, October 20th, 2007
Cave Houses in Gorme, Cappadocia, Turkey (click to enlarge)

I really was feeling the pressure here. visas were essentially dominating my mind set. I felt the pressure. Taking a time out, it turned out: helped in more ways than one!

Istanbul or not? On the trail for visas

Saturday, October 20th, 2007
Vegtable market in Turkey (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: It’s not at all strange how today’s politics can interfere with travel plans. Instead of enjoying my self and seeking out a great new opportunity for finding home, I had to get my visas sorted.  Again in my book it’s another turning point, not a major one. But a game of chance,… Continue reading more »

Arriving in Istanbul, an old city on the cusp of European life

Friday, October 19th, 2007
The Blue Mosque Roof in Istanbul (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: I should have guessed better. But my first impressions of Turkey were not old school. They were of Istanbul’s thriving tourist trade, then again, it was the middle of Ramadan. After climbing up the hill to Old Sultanahmet we arrived at the hostel our French friend had recommended…well not exactly but it… Continue reading more »