Monthly Archives: September 2019

Adventures on Mt. Belukha, Siberia’s highest peak

With the lure of escaping Antalya’s oppressive August heat, Özgür didn’t have much trouble to convince me to come with him backpacking in Siberia.  We flew via Moscow to Gorno Altaysk where we picked up our pre-arranged permit to visit … Continue reading

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The ancient city of Lyrbe (aka Seleucia)

Seleucia (also spelt Seleukeia), according to the Freytag and Berndt map that I have, is one of the top 10 attractions in (the province of) Antalya.  I’ve been wanting to visit for years and, well, had kind of high expectations.  On … Continue reading

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