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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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The Evliya Çelebi Way Project: 2009 Expeditionary Ride, Part 3

‘Land of the Beautiful Horses,’ Sevda posing, Akhal-Teke Ranch, 2008.

Part 3 Contributed by Gerald Maclean Caroline discovered that Evliya’s 1671 itinerary to Mecca would serve our purposes ideally since, in his typically wandering fashion, after setting out from Istanbul, Evliya turned west, away from Mecca in the east, and

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Who was Evliya Çelebi?

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Contributed from Gerald Maclean Evliya Çelebi The seventeenth-century Ottoman travel writer known as Evliya Çelebi was born in 1611. His father, Derviş Muhammed Zilli, was a master goldsmith at the imperial Ottoman court who had moved to the Unkapani region

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Introducing: The Evliya Çelebi Way Project

Evliya Çelebi Way UNESCO Map

We are very excited to announce that we are featuring a new project on Geokult Travel – the Evliya Çelebi Way Project. In 2011, we met one of the project team, Gerald MacLean (Mac) in Avanos, when we went trail

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