Sweet Sweet Safranbolu

Sweet Sweet Safranbolu

Posted by on May 31, 2014 in Travelogue | 2 Comments

What do you do when you have a week of visa-waiting in Ankara? Why you go to Safranbolu, of course! Only a three hour bus-ride from Ankara, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Safranbolu makes a perfect little escapade from the city streets of the Turkish capital. Sometimes referred to as one of Turkey’s prettiest […]

Likya Yolu – Hiking the Lycian Way

Likya Yolu – Hiking the Lycian Way

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Travelogue | 2 Comments

So far on our journey, we have generally proceeded without too much planning, not sure of where we will go next, when, how we would get to our next destination, happy to follow the unexpected. There are a few exceptions to this and one of them was the Lycian Way. One of our favourite methods […]

Refuelling at Fethiye’s Markets

Refuelling at Fethiye’s Markets

Posted by on May 24, 2014 in Travelogue | 5 Comments

The lure of Turkey’s turquoise coast attracts over a million tourists a year with a high percentage of the country’s best beaches located only a couple of hours from the town of Fethiye. Coming from the sleepy and peaceful Greek islands of Amorgos and Astypalea, we were initially skeptical; excited to be moving onto Turkey, […]

The Little Slippers from Amorgos

The Little Slippers from Amorgos

Posted by on May 18, 2014 in Inspiration from the Road | 4 Comments

“If you want to be a good cook, you need a lot of onions.” Andonis, founder of To Limani tis Kyra Katinas , the taberna in Aegiali, Amorgos It is eight in the morning on the Greek island of Amorgos and we are busy over the stoves in the kitchen of Katina’s taberna with Lia. […]

Eat Eat Eat for Greek Easter

Eat Eat Eat for Greek Easter

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Travelogue | 2 Comments

“In Greece there are no rules, if you want to eat cake now for dinner, you can have your cake!” exclaimed our new friend Shlomo.  Music to my ears.  What I had originally thought were Greek clichés exaggerated for the sake of movie goers and entertainment turn out not to be overblown clichés at all. […]

The Devil’s Byrek

The Devil’s Byrek

Posted by on May 3, 2014 in Inspiration from the Road | One Comment

Arriving by furgon (minivan) from the rainy Berat into the sun-drenched valley where Gjirokaster is rooted, our eyes widen at the beautiful setting. Facing the snow-capped Gjëre mountain range, the old town of Gjirokaster, which comes from the ancient greek language meaning “Silver Castle” is a steep hike up from the new city below. We […]

In the Lands of Orange Blossoms and Rakia

In the Lands of Orange Blossoms and Rakia

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Travelogue | 6 Comments

It only takes an hour to leave a familiar Italy to enter a region we know nothing about in our own backyard. It is a challenge to write about a place you feel to have only gotten a glimpse of. I am embarrassed to admit that I had previously assigned Croatia, Montenegro and Albania to […]