Posts made in September, 2012

Bedrock City Exists!

Posted by on Sep 28, 2012 in Blog, Turkey | 3 comments

Bedrock City Exists!

Dates of travel: 8/9 – 8/16/2012 Cappadocia is a region in central Turkey rich in exceptional natural wonders and unique historical and cultural heritage. Being relatively high in altitude Anja and I decided it would be a great place to escape the heat near the coastal regions. This turned out to be a very good route to take. We encountered many welcoming people and peddled through gorgeous landscapes. The first city we cycled through in the Cappdocia area was Nevsehir. There wasn’t much to see but we encountered an eerie neighborhood that seemed to have been systematically...

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Why We Love Turkey

Posted by on Sep 9, 2012 in Blog, Turkey | Comments Off on Why We Love Turkey

Why We Love Turkey

Dates of travel: 7/28 – 8/18/2012 We absolutely loved cycling through Turkey. It wasn’t because of the weather. The heat was exhausting. It wasn’t because of the road conditions. Actually, the roads were in bad condition with broken shoulders, lots of gravel and steep inclines. It also wasn’t because of the sights. There were great places to see here but we have seen a lot in other countries as well. No, the main reason we loved Turkey so much was because of its PEOPLE. While cycling through the local villages and smaller towns we were always greeted with big smiles....

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Should I Buy Crocs?

Posted by on Sep 8, 2012 in Blog, Israel | Comments Off on Should I Buy Crocs?

Should I Buy Crocs?

This is the question I had prior to stepping into the Tel Aviv Crocs store. Kaleb, another bicycle tourist we had met in Istanbul, swore that they were the best all-around shoe for cycle-touring. Before purchase he also had reservations about the brand, image and functionality of the shoe.  But after thousands of miles in his Crocs he is now a big fan. My shoe situation is humorous and at the same time frustrating for Anja to watch. As of July I have purchased 4 pairs of shoes during our adventure, basically one pair for each month on the road. On August 30th, in order to keep my track...

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Pamukkale and Hierapolis

Posted by on Sep 2, 2012 in Blog, Turkey | 3 comments

Pamukkale and Hierapolis

Dates of Travel: 8/6 – 8/9/2012 Pamukkale, which translates to “Cotton Castle” from Turkish, is a geological wonder in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. Anja learned about this natural wonder as a very popular must do in Turkey. Even though this is a very touristy spot we found the people to be laid back and very hospitable. It was late in the day when we peddled into the small town. At the city gate we were greeted by a young boy who insisted we spend the night at his family’s gas...

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