Monthly Archives: April 2018

Playing tourist in İzmir

I’ve been to İzmir quite a few times since that’s where Ferda grew up and where her parents still live.  However, until my visit last month, the only sort of touristy thing I’d done in İzmir was climbing in Kaynaklar, … Continue reading

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Tulip Festival in Kırşehir?

İstanbul makes a big deal out of their Tulip Festival each April.  I’ve never been so I can’t comment on that.  Howerver, I was pretty impressed by the flowers on our recent visit to Kırşehir.

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Cycling in UAE: Al Ain to Dubai

The United Arab Emirates isn’t on many folks bicycle touring bucket list.  Nor should it be.  It has all the problems of Oman that I described in my previous Oman posts — traffic, sprawling cities, migrant worker exploitation — but … Continue reading

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