Monthly Archives: July 2016

Crampon practice on Alabelen

Ferda wanted to get out and try using crampons for the first time.  Cemalettin and I thought Alabelen would be a good mountain for a little practice.  It’s easy, short, not-too-steep, and had enough snow (at least up high) at … Continue reading

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A long weekend in Adana and Hatay

Ferda’s cousin, Tülin, lives in Antakya, and Ferda had a few days off work so we made last minute plans to visit Adana and Hatay.  This area is one of the most densely populated in Turkey.  It is also ethnically, … Continue reading

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Another quick taste of İstanbul

I’ve lost track of how times I’ve visited İstanbul, but there’s definitely still more to see.  The goal of this quick weekend trip was to visit Ferda’s brother and his wife, Bektaş and Seda, before they moved to İzmir.  I … Continue reading

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