The Ancient City of Ephesus – Selcuk

If you’re into history than you have probably already heard about Selcuk. It’s not just the location of Ephesus, one of the biggest ancient Roman cites in the world. The area also has a lot of Pre-Roman and Post-Roman ruins and the remains of the Temple of Artemis which is one of the 7 wonders…

Pamukkale – Hot Springs and Roman Ruins

Another. Night. Bus. Nearing the end of my tolerance for sleep disruption we set off again on another goddam night bus. We arrived in Pammukale at some ungodly hour of the morning when it was still dark. Staggering into our hotel we dealt with the pretty useless reception guy and managed to get keys to…

Cappadocia – Hot Air Balloons and Cave Houses

Apart from flying the only way to get to Cappadocia is by night bus. Seriously, they must be the worst way to travel  for any light sleepers like myself. Surprisingly I did get a few hours of sleep and had some senses when we arrived, which was conveniently right on dawn. I use first impressions as…

Istanbul

The journey to Istanbul was definitely a saga and my first overnight bus trip. When waiting for a bus to arrive in an Eastern European country you always have a bit of an inner dialogue going on. Most of this is concerning what the actual bus would be like and after previous trips they can…

My Experience of Turkey

Turkey was incredible on so many levels and I constantly found myself drawing comparisons between what I’d heard from rumours, social media and the media and what I was actually experiencing. While we were there the media and government agencies were constantly squawking about the risk of crime and terrorism but honestly in Istanbul I’ve…