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Paperwork in Ankara

Ankara’s not a particularly exciting city.  I’ve been a number of times, mostly to visit Banu, Deniz, and Sabiha, but I haven’t bothered writing a blog about it till now.  Banu and Deniz  now live in Amsterdam, and Sabiha was … Continue reading

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Backpacking in Sarıkamış

After climbing at Karakaya I had almost a week before I was supposed to meet some friends in Doğubayazıt.  I spent a couple nights in Ankara and then went to Sarıkamış for a short backpack trip.  At the last minute … Continue reading

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Ilgaz’ Küçük Hacet

For New Years week I went to Ankara to spend some time with Gezginder friends.  That’s the name of one of Ankara’s hiking/outdoor groups, like TODOSK in Antalya.  Banu and Deniz were busy working on their theses, but Sabiha, Pınar, … Continue reading

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Erdoğan (again); some protests and some biking

Erdoğan, out, git, istifa.  Power corrupts.  It’s time to go.  If it sounds familiar, it’s because I wrote the same thing about a year ago.  Or maybe it’s because you’ve been paying attention to the thousands in the streets of … Continue reading

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A hop across the Atlantic — to Mexico

Five days from Antalya to Mexico City, the magic of air travel. I took an overnight bus from Antalya to Ankara and had the chance to see Sabiha, Banu, and Deniz during my day in Ankara. Very early the next … Continue reading

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