On the eve of another adventure I have the mixed feelings of leaving and starting again, goodbyes and hellos, what I leave behind and what lies ahead. All of which is nicely summed up in this quote I just came across.
In between working at the hostel, tapping away at the keyboard turning my walking journals and memories in to the beginnings of a book, and exploring Tbilisi, I took some short trips to see more of Georgia and neighbouring Armenia. Transport is pretty well organized, cheap and relatively easy to use, despite the slightly chaotic … More Caucasian Wanderings
Just to clarify – I don’t mean I went back in time to 18th century Great Britain – time travel is not in my repertoire yet! After my six months of bicycle and work exchange wanderings in Turkey last year, I took the opportunity to return to a country which had made a lasting impression … More A Georgian Winter in Tbilisi
It seems my phone has an app that likes to make me little movies about my adventures – perfect! After dropping Raven (my bike) off in Ankara I hooked up with another good friend who also likes an adventure (and a drink or 2!) We headed off on a 4 day journey via train, bus, … More Raz & Rhi go to Georgia!
So after nearly 4 months of beautiful beach life, living and working in Cirali on the Mediterranean coast, the time came to move on. I seem to be both very good and very bad at leaving, and often feel like I am doing it too often, but one way or another I had to leave … More The return to winter
Apart from the 2 snakes I encountered and did not like at all (no matter how far away they were!) there were lots of cute and beautiful creatures around the lake and the guesthouse. Here’s a few of the less camera-shy ones: Don’t get too attached – they’ll be on the menu in a few … More Inhabitants of Girdev
A little snippet of lunchtime at the crossroads in a village near Pamukkale. (From nearly 2 months ago – so it wasn’t deadly hot at lunch time yet)
Some views from around the lake
After the thrills, spills and stresses of the first week of my trip I was happy to get back to a slightly less eventful riding experience. Leaving the crisp sheets, clean towels and not to mention buffet breakfast (which I managed to devour for the best part of an hour) of the öğretmenevi in Gediz … More Up in another world
Wow – what a whirlwind the past few days has been. After the luxury of my warmshowers hosts I headed out of Bursa towards a forest town called Orhaneli – my decision was based solely on a green line alongside the road on the map which I assumed meant it was a scenic route. I … More Tea with the mayor – amongst other things!