Turkey to Sweden: No Problem

Aug 12, 2011 7 Comments

Alright so southern Turkey is hot. Like crazy amazingly hot. I headed down south to visit this cool castle on the sea at Kizkalesi. And I did see the castle, though from the beach. My plan after that had been to head further down the coast to visit some other beaches/towns. But once again Turkey=HOT. […]

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Giants Need Not Apply

Jul 27, 2011 2 Comments

I’ve finally realized how the poor people of Turkey have survived so long in this heat. They all lived in caves or even better, in underground cities. One of the largest and most preserved is the underground city at Derinkuyu. This complex is massive, a full 8 floors with tunnels, stairs, halls, kitchens, wineries, and […]

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Crazy Cave Castles

Jul 25, 2011 5 Comments

Cappadocia’s main draw is the fairy chimneys which are made from eroding rock formations. The soft rock has diminished over time to leave these “chimneys” behind. They are millions of them and some have been even made into hotel rooms. Fantastic! For my first stop here I headed out to Uchisar Castle. Once again it’s […]

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Cave Good. Fire Bad.

Jul 25, 2011 2 Comments

Getting to the middle of Turkey and into Cappadocia requires a bit of patience. Or non-patience as the case would be. The only way to get overland here is the night bus that takes around 15 hours. I despise night buses. I can never sleep and spend the whole next day in bed catching up […]

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