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Central Anatolian Trek, or Büyük Anadolu Tür: Part 5

Day Four. Wednesday, 20 August. From campsite west of Bağlama to Altunhisar. Contributed by Donna Landry Today we left camp at 7:50 and headed for the hills – literally. First we came to Donkeyville, as we named it, in the

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Central Anatolian Trek, or Büyük Anadolu Tür: Part 4

Asgar and Donna, Tuvana and Ahmet

Day Three. Tuesday, 19 August. Derinkuyu to west of Bağlama. Contributed by Donna Landry This morning some of the farmworkers’ children came to have a ride on the horses. The amiable Kelebek did sterling service as Ann led her round.

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Central Anatolian Trek, or Büyük Anadolu Tür: Part 3

Donna on Titiz

Day Two. Monday, 18 August. Ibrahimpaşa to Derinkuyu. Contributed by Donna Landry We set off as agreed at 7:30 towards the underground city of Derinkuyu. Soon we would be out of familiar territory and exploring new paths far from the

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Central Anatolian Trek, or Büyük Anadolu Tür: Part 6

Day Five. Thursday, 21 August, 2014. From Altunhisar to Zengen. Contributed by Donna Landry We set forth at 7:40 from the cattle market, basking in the morning cool, and wound the rest of the way down the town’s streets until

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Central Anatolian Trek, or Büyük Anadolu Tür: Part 2

Day One. Sunday, 17 August. Avanos to Ibrahimpaşa. Contributed by Donna Landry Starting out on an expedition is always nerve-wracking. In Turkey it is also always late, or at least several hours later than it might have been. And in

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Evliya Çelebi Way Project, 2014 Ride, Part 5

21 t0 26 August Contributed by Gerald Maclean 21 August It is now the 21st and I am back in Avanos at the ranch having decided that the heat on the road really was way too much for me, even

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Evliya Çelebi Way Project: 2014 Ride, Part 4

20 August: Nearly ready to set off from Bağlama camp

20 August 2014 contributed by Gerald Maclean Breakfast this morning was rather gloomy, but the riders were keen to set off in good time. Today’s first logistical problem for the riders involved finding the best ways to cross through a

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