Category Archives: Bicycle touring

Roman ruins bicycle touring, Priene to İzmir

Just like my previous week of bicycle touring, this final week of my three-week Fethiye to İzmir trip was hopping from one set of Roman ruins to another.  In addition to Roman sites I also managed to find a few … Continue reading

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Roman ruins bicycle touring, Milas to Miletus

On the first week of this bicycle tour I went through Bodrum, anciently known as Halicarnassus, famous for the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.  The mausoleum was destroyed over 600 years ago by earthquakes so it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Rainy bicycle touring at the Aegean: Fethiye to Milas

My first (and last) bicycle tour in Turkey in 2018 didn’t start till December.  Ferda wanted to go to İzmir and help out Seda with her new baby.  She took the bus — actually, I guess she flew –, but … Continue reading

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Tana Toraja: beautiful views, curved roofs, and unusual cemeteries

Tana Toraja is undoubtedly Sulawesi’s biggest tourist draw.  The Toraja are famous for their unusual funeral practices.  Many tourists come just to see a funeral, which, conveniently for us, largely take place in the dry season — July and August. … Continue reading

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Bicycle touring in Sulawesi Selatan

Crossing the mountains between Tolala to Malili we crossed the border from Sulawesi Tenggara to Sulawesi Selatan.  Was the bicycle touring any different? Our love affair with the durian continued:

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