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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[…]

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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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Friday’s Featured Food: Iskender in Ankara, Turkey

I’ve been inspired by these types of moments recently. I have to say a big hello and thank you to Selin Ozgur, a local Ankara lady who came across my blog online and met up with us in Ankara on our visit to the Turkish capital (check out my best of Ankara post and the awesome Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Iskender in Ankara, Turkey[…]

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Where to Stay in Ankara, Turkey: Hotel Capital

My Turkish experience has been pretty cool in that we have gone to a few places well off the backpacking trail which was nice. This has meant spending time staying in hotels and even caves (at Goreme) instead of the usual hostel lifestyle. While Ankara is the capital city of Turkey and houses 5 million Read more about Where to Stay in Ankara, Turkey: Hotel Capital[…]

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