Category Archives: Bicycle touring

Ihlara to Antalya via the Konya Plains, by bicycle

Another short bicycle tour in Turkey.  It only took 10 days to cycle from Ihlara to Antalya.  The unusual thing about this tour was just how flat it was: ~8000m of climbing in 700km.  That doesn’t sound so flat so … Continue reading

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Kırşehir, Ihlara Vadisi, and Güzelyurt

The Ihlara Valley is on many people’s short list of places to visit in Turkey.  For good reason.  It’s often considered part of Kapadokya (Cappadocia), but it’s a fair bit west of the main area of Kapadokya.  Ferda and I … Continue reading

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Family and friends in Utö, Torö, and Stockholm

Ferda and my last two weeks in Sweden were spent in and around Stockholm.  It was a family reunion of sorts in Utö, Torö, and Stockholm.  On my last trip to Sweden Erland took me on a short (four-day?) sailing … Continue reading

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Bicycle touring southern Sweden

Before bicycle touring in Sweden, I was worried it’d be endless forest and way too many mosquitoes.  I was pleasantly surprised.  We were, however, entirely south of Stockholm in the southern third of the country.  I guess if you were … Continue reading

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Hamburg to Malmö, on the bicycle again

A three-country 10-day bicycle trip with Krista and Kurt from Hamburg to Skåne, Sweden.  Ferda and I flew from Antalya to Hamburg via İstanbul, and Krista and Kurt were waiting for us at the Hamburg airport, smiling.  They’d already been on … Continue reading

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