Istanbul. So Much To See

Constantinople? Istanbul? There are two sides of the city. One is in Asia (Anatolia) and the other Europe (Rumelia). It’s truly where the two continents meet. Crossing the bridge over the Bosporus, the narrow strait that connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara, which ultimately connects with the Mediterranean. This narrow strait is […]

Yeah baby! I made it!

Welcome to Istanbul. East meets West. WorldRider meets Europe. Phew. Crossing the Bosporus makes the fifth continent I’ve traveled since starting my journey nearly three years ago. A major milestone.

Riding Turkey With New Friends

Riding the roads in this area of Turkey is quite blissful. Unique scenery, oddly shaped formations, historical and culturally rich and for now — great weather. But with Istanbul and the city where East meets West and Asia meets Europe awaits. Long a dream to visit istanbul, I set my sites for the big city. […]

The Crooked Merchant of Cappadocia

My wandering continued through Cappadocia and here are more close up photos of the wacky formations and Fairy Chimneys that make this region so oddly unique and interesting. But before that I do have to report on a odd and sadly disappointing experience I had with a merchant in Cappadocia (Goerme). When first crossing the […]

In Fairy Land: Kapadokya. Cappadocia – Turkey.

From Adana the ride is spectacular. Flanking towering snow capped mountains near Karaisali and winding through a canyon with dramatic houses built on the steppes of the mountains near Nigde, I was in heaven as I made my way to Nevsehir. Worried that I might not be able to get to Goerme before nightfall, I […]

Goodbye Syria. Hello Turkey.

It was time. Sucked into the history, architecture, landscapes and people of Syria I made tracks for the Turkish border where before crossing I met a farmer and his kids herding goats down the road. Lots of smiles, hugs and questions but this would be my last contact with a Syrian on his soil until […]

Longest, Hottest & Most Tiring Day In Africa.

As the birds started singing their morning songs I dragged myself out of bed and took a hard look in the mirror. Yeah. I looked tired alright. I convinced myself I felt better. I did feel better. A few of my neighbors were up and quizzing me as I loaded tied my Ortlieb bag to […]