Archive for the 'Turkey' Category

Rock formations & cave houses in Cappadocia Turkey – photograph

Friday, December 29th, 2017
Rock formation and cave houses in Cappadocia Turkey

The Fairy Chimneys of Turkey Cappadocia is in Goreme Turkey. An arid region in the south that’s filled with dry mountains. The area’s inhabitants date back to the 6th Century BCE. It was once a part of the Persian Empire. Cappadocia also appears in the Bible, Book of Acts 2:19. Alexander the Great is said… Continue reading more »

Pumpkin seeding in Turkey

Friday, December 26th, 2014
Pumpkin Seeding - Turkey

The woman just sat there all day taking the seeds out Cappadocia turkey is a very beautiful place. From the fabled caves that are now tourist hotels to the hotair balloons that float high in the sky. What captured my attention? This woman and her mighty pile of pumpkins. The story behind this photograph I… Continue reading more »

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 »