Bucket List 196: Turkey!

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Country 21/196: Turkey. A nation spanning two continents, with few others on earth being able to lay claim to as much history as theirs. The city of Istanbul, in particular, has been captured and ruled by more civilizations than maybe any other on earth – which has left its mark in terms of architecture, culture and religion. Although, with Erdoğan at the helm, the country is in danger of forgetting its once progressive ways. With time at a premium, our visit was a short one – as we drove the width of the country in less time than it takes a Turkish salesman to con a tourist.

The Road Travelled

Tales From Turkey

The Silk Road Olympics

December 9th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Most Corrupt Country? Vainest Dictator? Grimmest Long-Drops? These are the Olympic medals that no country wants to win, but I will hand them out anyway. Welcome to The Silk Road Olympics! Having completed a three-month road-trip along a large section of the fabled Silk Road, I deem myself worthy of conducting the most crooked awards…

Cold Turkey

October 10th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Last week, Yugyeong and I visited the birthplaces of the Kardashians, and Stalin (still coming to terms with that myself), before bellowing “Das Vidania” to the Caucuses. This week, we shadow the Black Sea across the length of Turkey, transit Istanbul, before coming face-to-face with a familiar flag. Day 78 - Gori, Georgia to Iʂikli,…

 

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Country: 21/196     Visited: Autumn ’17

 

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