12 Cool Landmarks to Check out in Turkey

Back in 2013, I made my first trip to Turkey and ended up staying for three weeks. There were some pure fire highlights along the way and I still rave about the cities of Trabzon and Ankara and the lonely town of Dogubayazit! We started off in mysterious Istanbul, before overlanding through Ankara and Cappadocia Read more about 12 Cool Landmarks to Check out in Turkey[…]

Backpacking in Turkey: Staying at the Hotel Tahran in Dogubayazit

Our overland journey through Turkey was three weeks of rollercoaster emotions, proper sightseeing, a Northern Ireland football match and then we got dumped off a morning bus in the cold snow in the city of…”Dog Something!”, “Doggy”, this is Dogubayazit and is as peculiar as they come. We couldn’t remember the name of the city Read more about Backpacking in Turkey: Staying at the Hotel Tahran in Dogubayazit[…]

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5 Tips For Watching Sunrise Over the Moonscapes of Cappadocia in Goreme, Turkey

I was sat in a bar in Baku, Azerbaijan in October 2013 and my mate Nial asked us if we would visit Turkey on this trip. The answer was a resounding NO. The reasons why we didn’t plan to go there were predictable. Panny had already been to Turkey. I hadn’t been but I didn’t Read more about 5 Tips For Watching Sunrise Over the Moonscapes of Cappadocia in Goreme, Turkey[…]

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Backpacking in Turkey: My Top 5 Highlights

Turkey has a very special allure for explorative travellers and one that I must admit surprised me. It took me a while to travel there but I spent just over 3 weeks in the country last year. Located at the crossroads between Europe and Asia and boasting some of the most photographed landscapes on Earth, Read more about Backpacking in Turkey: My Top 5 Highlights[…]

Backpacking in Turkey: Watching Northern Ireland Lose 1-0 to Turkey in Adana

The Background to my adventure backpacking in Turkey to Adana This is probably my first ever backpacking adventure that led me by chance to watching my beloved Northern Ireland football team. It was just amazing. Having made my return to Northern Ireland matches after more than four (count them, four) years at the 2-0 defeat Read more about Backpacking in Turkey: Watching Northern Ireland Lose 1-0 to Turkey in Adana[…]

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My Top 5 Things to see and do When Backpacking in Trabzon, Turkey

Trabzon in Turkey is a completely cool city to check out, despite the fact that most travellers seem to “use it” as a means to their onward travels. The reason being it’s ideally located for onward travels from Turkey to Iran or Georgia. Trabzon sits on the Black Sea so leaving by boat is an Read more about My Top 5 Things to see and do When Backpacking in Trabzon, Turkey[…]

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World Borders: How to get from Turkey to Iran (Gurbulak to Bazargan)

As far as world borders go, this one from Iran to Turkey overland is one of the fastest and easiest believe it or not. In fact, I was a bit surprised by the simplicity of it. If you’re heading overland from Gurbulak to Bazargan, here’s a guide on how to get from Turkey to Iran. Read more about World Borders: How to get from Turkey to Iran (Gurbulak to Bazargan)[…]