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Coming to America (Georgia!)

I won’t lie, before I started to this trip, I didn’t even know Georgia existed (yes it sounds silly but whenever I mentioned to someone back home that I was going to Georgia, they would also say cool, America is so fun!) so I didn’t really know what...

Ani are you okay?

We rocked up in Kars around mid afternoon. Our first task was to find somewhere to stay and according to the reviews online, there were not many options. We could either stay in the hotel which smelt like a toilet or stay in the one where the owners steal your stuff...

No gear, no Ayder!

I like to hike, I am not a professional and don’t like to brag but I have climbed a few (small) mountains and volcanoes (again small) in my time. I like the challenge of getting to the top even if I am cursing and throwing tantrums all the way up, something I...

Faruq the lifesaver!

A bit fat from the kebab diet and still 100% unsuccessful at hitchhiking Hitchhiking was something I didn’t think about or plan to do much before we left for this trip. In Cappadocia we dabbled in a little hitchhiking but only for short trips from the main...

Shut your Trab(zon)!

“YOU are smell, smell, smell!!!” shouted the fat, sweaty penguin-looking bus trolley-dolly. It was clear he was not happy because Alexei had taken off his trainers (it was boiling) but it seemed a bit over the top to shout like a nuclear bomb had just gone off. The...

Going for a dip in Pamukkale

Having previously experienced the world’s longest queues in Istanbul airport and with us recently missing a flight due to me spending too much time in the toilet, we arrived at Istanbul Sabiha airport four hours early for our journey to Pamukkale, our first big...