Turkey’s Black Sea Region

Turkey’s Black Sea Region

Central (Anatolian) Turkey was snowy with a side of windy. It was a relief when I summited that final mountain that brought me into the country’s Black Sea Region. Things went from freezing to mid 20s (celsius). With the warmer weather came the greenery of this...
Central Turkey (Cappadocia)

Central Turkey (Cappadocia)

The Cappadocia region is one of Turkey’s main tourist draws. Its fairy chimneys and cave homes resemble something from a different planet. But there is more to Central Turkey than Cappadocia     Konya is one of Turkey’s most conservative cities....
Northwestern Turkey

Northwestern Turkey

I was excited for this. Not that I’m not always excited for a new country. The difference this time, was that this felt like I was going into a new region of the world. An ancient one with beautiful architecture, unique culture and people. Welcome to Turkey...
Eastern Greece (Thrace)

Eastern Greece (Thrace)

The former Roman Province of Thrace provided me cool nights, friendly folks, good food and a rich history     Despite the lofty expectations that had been bestowed upon me from the words of other traveling folk, Greece had not disappointed. I was once again...
Western Greece (Eprius & Macedonia)

Western Greece (Eprius & Macedonia)

Greece might be the most popular country to visit that I’ve encountered on this trip. The main attractions are Athens and the country’s many islands. But as per usual I will be avoiding the big draws in order to see what mainland Greece has to offer  ...