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Ihlara Valley, Uchisar Castle and Derinkuyu Underground City

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Our last day in Cappadocia was ambitious, to say the least. The plan was to visit the Ihlara Valley, Uchisar and the Derinkuyu underground city (a good 350 km round trip) through the day and make it back in time for our flight back to Istanbul, departing from Kayseri, at 7:00pm… who doesn’t like challenge huh? Wolfing down our breakfast, we picked up a brilliant road map from (more…)

Goreme Valley, Cappadocia

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Göreme Valley is home to some of Cappadocia’s biggest draws from cave hotels and fairy chimneys to ufo sightings and the open air museum. The valley also serves as an ideal base camp if you plan on visiting neighbouring areas. (more…)

Cappadocia, Turkey

Friday, April 24th, 2009

I’ll admit it, I have a love affair with Turkey. There were three short moments, one summer and two winters, each more exotic than the next… but in the end we both knew we had to go our separate ways. Maybe it was the history, maybe it was the culture or maybe it’s because Turkey was my very first… whatever the reason though I have a feeling we haven’t seen the last of each other. (more…)

Komodo Dragons, Rinca

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

The final leg of our two week Indonesia trip concludes with a journey to the island of Rinca in search of the mighty Komodo Dragon. (more…)

Seraya Island, Indonesia

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Paradise: -noun [par-uh-dahys]
1. heaven, as the final abode of the righteous.
2. a place of extreme beauty, delight, or happiness.
3. Seraya Island

Remote, isolated and far from the maddening crowds, Seraya Island is the perfect getaway from civilisation and is, without a doubt, the closest anyone will ever get to experiencing heaven on earth. Leave your high heels and hair gels behind though, Seraya is not your average 5-star-waited-on-hands-and-feet experience… with ten bamboo huts, no mobile coverage and only two hours of water/electricity per day, this is as primal as it gets. (more…)

Indonesia – Kuta Beach, Bali

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Mount Bromo behind us, we set out on the final leg of our Java to Bali overland tour. After nine, painfully cramped, hours by bus and one ferry ride later we finally arrive at Kuta, Bali. Chaotic, commercial and cluttered, it was everything we needed after 20 hours on the road in two days! (more…)