Turkey

I am in Batman

Batman, Turkey With a name like Batman, you would expect this city to be nothing but action-packed excitement. But its actually quite a prosaic modern town, and makes a reasonable rest stop. I have ended up here after three days of hopping from mini-bus to mini-bus...

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Camel Hotel

Sanliurfa, Turkey South Eastern Turkey feels like another country. While much of the rest of Turkey is modern and economically developed, the South East has been crippled by a decade long civil war for Kurdish independence. Perhaps as a result of this, Sanliurfa, the...

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“Before They Kill Them They Give Mud Bath”

Goreme, Turkey I have now come to Cappadocia and the town of Goreme, deservedly a backpackers' haunt for the last 20 years. Early Christians figured out that the volcanic rock of the region was very easily carved out and could provide fantastic shelter from the wind...

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In the Name of Democracy

Konya, Turkey For those who are still wondering, even the grandchildren of Iskender, the inventor of the doner kebab, can't seem to make a doner tastier than those in Berlin. I will never understand how the unique Berlin doners have evolved to reign supreme. This...

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My Dream Doner

For anyone who doesn't already know, I have resigned from my job. I could go into a long and drawn out explanation as to why Business school is the logical next step for me, all of which I definitely believe to be true. But let it suffice to say that I'm now in...

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