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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)[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Fish Sandwich in Istanbul, Turkey

Turkey wasn’t on the initial agenda when we went backpacking in the Middle East and surrounding countries, but we ended up spending a whopping 3 weeks in Turkey in the end, compared with our 10 days in each of Armenia and Azerbaijan! This gave me a chance to sample the delights of Adana, Istanbul, Dogubayazit, Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Fish Sandwich in Istanbul, Turkey[…]

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Visiting Ishak Pasha Palace, Dogubayazit, Turkey

Dogubayazit is a bizarre place. You have two options when you’re in and around it – either pass through it and change buses on route to Iran, or stay over there and do the sights. We had done 3 night buses in 3 nights that week, so decided to head to a hotel for a Read more about Visiting Ishak Pasha Palace, Dogubayazit, Turkey[…]

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Backpacking in Ankara, Turkey: 5 Things to See and Do in the Turkish Capital

Ankara is the real capital city of Turkey. While people might associate Istanbul with being the assumed capital, Ankara takes the award (and as a few of my mates mentioned on Facebook “will get you the point in a pub quiz”). My travels took me twice to Ankara to check out the charm of this Read more about Backpacking in Ankara, Turkey: 5 Things to See and Do in the Turkish Capital[…]

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Visiting Kaymakli Underground City, Cappadocia, Turkey

An Underground City? Who’s up for that? A place where nobody lives? An old “city”? It’s not Machu Picchu all over again is it? Well yes but on your travel journey through the moon like surfaces of Cappadocia, this is a city you should definitely visit. In fact there are a number of these underground Read more about Visiting Kaymakli Underground City, Cappadocia, Turkey[…]

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How to Get an Iran Visa in Trabzon, Turkey

It’s Visa time again on Don’t Stop Living as I share my expert visa advice from my travels with you. The most recent visa advice is on how to get an Iran Visa in Trabzon, Turkey. A lot of seasoned travellers have found that Trabzon in Turkey is the easiest, fastest and handiest place to Read more about How to Get an Iran Visa in Trabzon, Turkey[…]

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World Borders: Europe to Asia in Istanbul, Turkey (Ferry Across the Bosphorus)

Ever crossed into a different continent by boat? I have, if you’ve read my Drake Passage journey post you’ll remember my trip on the Southern Ocean. That was back in 2010, South America to Antarctica and that one took me 2 days. Imagine a boat ride that takes you to a different continent in less Read more about World Borders: Europe to Asia in Istanbul, Turkey (Ferry Across the Bosphorus)[…]

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