Part 2 – Pamukkale and Hierapolis Ancient City

During my trip, the day started bright and sunny but eventually it turned gloomy with gustily showers in the afternoon. I paused for a while and took refuge at a gardener’s shade to keep myself dry. The rain was heavy and was not seizing so I initiated a conversation with the gardener who I personally…

Part 1 – Pamukkale and Hierapolis Ancient City

Pamukkale is a town in Denizli city of Turkey. The name comes from two Turkish words; “Pamuk” and “Kale” which means cotton and castle. So basically it means castle made of cotton. This is not an imaginary name after all. It is named after a unique natural phenomenon; the abundance of hot springs rich in…

Hacıllı Köyü, Kamp Alanı Ve şelaleler

Keywords: hacilli, hacıllı, selale, şelale, kamp alanı, İstanbul, şile, piknik, ağva, yakın Bu yazımda İstanbul’a konum itibari ile çok da uzak olmayan kamp alanları içerisinde son zamanlarda popülerlik kazanan yine İstanbul’un Şile ilçesine bağlı bir kamp alanı ve onu çevreleyen güzelliklerden bahsedeceğim. Her ne kadar kamp alanları ile ilgili yazı paylaşmasam da bu bölge beni…

Day 1: Backpacking Kiev, Ukraine

Saturday morning, I arrived at Kiev Boristol International Airport. It was roughly 2 hours flight from Ankara, Turkey. Ukrainian Airways has promotional roundtrip fare for 100USD from Istanbul with few hours layover in Ankara. To the city center, I left the airport through the airport shuttle service for 3 Euros, but in local currency, Ukrainian…

Day 2: A Tour to Cappadocia, Turkey

The next day was another long day and we kicked off early. After having an open buffet breakfast with local dairy products, we hit the road at around 8:00AM and headed for the first stop of the day, the Goreme Open-air Museum. The museum contains the finest rock-cut churches, with beautiful frescoes (wall paintings). The Goreme Open…

Day 1: A Tour to Cappadocia, Turkey

Recently, I have done a small tour in Cappadocia region. The tour took 2 nights and 2 days starting from Istanbul. Cappadocia region is part of the city of Nevsehir which is around 750km from Istanbul. The most convenient way of travelling is by air. It only takes 1 hour 15 minutes, but since the…

Cappadocia, Turkey’s Land of Fairy Chimneys

Cappadocia has specific geological features which cannot be seen in any other parts of the world, there used to be three active volcanoes scatted in the region and their eruptions throughout the years created multi-layered lava-covered plain. The porous rock formed by consolidation of volcanic ash is called tuff. It is soft, easy to carve and…