Southern Bulgaria

Southern Bulgaria

Despite the fact that Turkey had little to no cases of this new Coronavirus, it seemed like everyone was talking about it. Even though I don’t speak Turkish, I would hear the name of the virus mentioned in conversations between men over tea and on CNN Turkey in...
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...
Anatolia (Turkey)

Anatolia (Turkey)

Anatolia, also known as Asia Minor, is the westernmost protrusion of the Asian continent. Anatolia takes up most of Turkey. Turkey’s Central Anatolia region is famous for Cappadocia, which we saw in the previous post. Today however, we explore some of the lesser...
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....
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  ...