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Central Anatolian Trek, or Büyük Anadolu Tür: Part 1

Introduction – by Tracey Benson Over the past few months we have had some wonderful posts about the Evliya Çelebi Way Project, mostly contributed by Gerald Maclean (Mac). In this new series of posts titled Central Anatolian Trek, or Büyük Anadolu

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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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