Sunshine on the mainland of Greece

While Autumn may be coming to this side of the world, Greece was still hot hot HOT….. yay!! Our visit started off rather historically in Northern Greece, particularly Macedonia, where we saw towns and monuments related or dedicated to King Phillip the Second (Alexander the Great’s Dad) and even his tomb, wonderfully presented in a museum built into the hill where it was found. Meteora … Continue reading Sunshine on the mainland of Greece

Turkey : Central Anatolia

One area I had heard a lot about before we started this trip was Cappadocia, an area in Turkey with amazing rock formations described as ‘Fairy Chimneys’ and where people lived in cave-like homes carved into the cliff faces. We spent a few days here walking through the valleys, climbing up and into the caves and rock-cut churches, visiting an old underground city that went … Continue reading Turkey : Central Anatolia

Turkey : South Eastern Anatolia

South Eastern Anatolia is definitely our favourite region that we went to in Turkey. As I mentioned in the previous post, the hospitality shown to us continued. We stopped in a town called Varto to find something to eat and also met several members of the awesome Han family (pic below). Their generosity and friendliness made the afternoon in Varto a highlight of our trip. … Continue reading Turkey : South Eastern Anatolia