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12 Cool Landmarks to Check out in Turkey

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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 …

Backpacking in Turkey: Staying at the Hotel Tahran in Dogubayazit

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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 …

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

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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 …

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Backpacking in Turkey: My Top 5 Highlights

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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 …

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

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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 …

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Barmby Army: The Freaks, A 10 Year Journey With Lock In Lee and Jonny Blair featuring Nicky Barmby, Jonny Evans and Jack Barmby

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Time for one of the most random posts ever on here. I’m not giving you a visa guide for Suriname, a backpacking overview of Taiwan or indeed how to get a farming job in the land down under. Life can …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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