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Hiking On The Lycian Way Beside The Mediterranean

Lycian Way Multi-Day Hike in Turkey

For over a decade I dreamed about hiking Turkey's Lycian Way - considered to be one of the world's great walks. Years ago, well before the internet when you looked at books for inspiration, I bought one called The Top Treks of the World. I remember being in awe of the landscape on the Lycian Way and thinking this is one hike I really want to do. Lycian Way six day hike Fast forward and…

A Stay at the Fabulous Ankh Pension in Kekova, Turkey

I love it when expectations are far exceeded. That's how our group of four felt about our two night and way too short stay at the Ankh Pension in car-free Simena Village on the Mediterranean, a dew hour's drive south of Antalya, Turkey. It was a treat to have no agenda and be out of hiking shoes after five hard but beautiful days hiking the Lycian Way With some advice from an on-the-ground travel agent,…

Our Room #325 In The Sultan Cave Suites Hotel

What it’s Like to Stay in a Cave Hotel in Cappadocia

High on my wish list while in Turkey was to stay in a cave hotel in Cappadocia. I thought it would be an exotic yet romantic experience. It did not disappoint - and in fact the three nights in a cave hotel was one of the highlights of our two week trip. Staying in a cave hotel in Cappadocia is unique - and for me it was like nothing else I'd ever experienced. I loved…

Antalya Is The Gateway To The Turquoise Coast

Interesting Facts About Turkey

I've done two trips to Turkey now. The first trip over 30 years ago took John and me to Istanbul at a time of military rule when police carrying AK47's roamed the streets. That didn't affect us as travelers one iota as it turns out. Our recent trip took place within two weeks of the Ankara bombings - so our group of four were all a little reticent to go. Again, there was nothing on…

A Trip to Rose Valley Cappadocia for Incredible Hiking

 Turkey's Cappadocia region is justifiably famous for its fairytale landscape of wild rock formations and cave dwellings that date back thousands of years. Although ballooning is considered to be one of the best ways to appreciate the landscape, exploring the Rose Valley on foot at your own pace is a wonderful way to experience it. Hiking in the Rose Valley Cappadocia The Rose Valley figures prominently in most tours of the Cappadocia region. I figured…

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