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Turkey: Göreme, Cappadocia

[gallery] Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey Clockwise from top: view from a hill in Göreme, pottery kebab, pide (i was told it’s Turkish pizza), fairy chimneys around the village with rooms carved out, our room at the Pilot Inn, the exterior of the hotel, another fairy chimney, my hundredth cup of çay. Today we drove ...

Turkey: Climbing in Geyikibari (Day 4)

[gallery] Geyikibari, Turkey: Day

Turkey: Geyikbayiri climbing (Day 3)

[gallery] Geyikaberi, Turkey: Day 3 Clockwise from top: view from the Trebenna wall, climbing at the Trebenna wall (6), cat who followed us from the Climber’s Garden lodge to the restaurant where we ate ...

Turkey: Geiyikabari

[gallery] Geiyikabari, Turkey Clockwise from top: View from the Alabalik fish restaurant in which we ate perched on a high rickety patio, the dog who begged for food at dinner and then followed us home ~2km, raki the Turkish drink similar to ouzo (with that dog again), dinner of grilled eggplant, salad, and fries (not ...

Turkey: A Turkish Proverb

Göte giren şemsiye açılmaz. Turkish proverb literally meaning “an umbrella up one’s ass does not

Turkey: Geyikbayiri

[gallery] Geyikbayiri, Turkey Clockwise from top: tea time (apparently only men drink tea around here), gözleme (layered pastry filled with cheese, spinach, or meat), mountains of Antalya (2), climbing (2), dinner at a trout farm near our rented bungalow ...

Turkey: Istanbul

[gallery] Istanbul, Turkey Clockwise from the top: Blue Mosque from the Aya Sofya, Turkish coffee in the Sultanhamet neighborhood (2), Aya Sofya dome, tea in the Asian side of Istanbul, view from the ferry back to Istanbul, tile at Topkapi Palace, Aya Sofya mosaic, kumpir (baked potato with tons of toppings), Topkapi ...