Tag Archives: İzmir

Kaynaklar, İzmir’s sport climbing

Ferda and I first climbed in Kaynaklar in April 2015.  We showed up during a festival weekend and stayed for a few days after to enjoy the climbing when it wasn’t so crowded.  We liked Kaynaklar so much that we came … Continue reading

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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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Over the river and through the woods to Bojan and Fu’s

Wintry songs weren’t the only reason it felt like Christmas.  Kurt arrived at the İzmir airport laden with gifts.  Schwalbe tires from my parents, an ipod and chocolate from my sister, a Kindle from Cher, panniers from Krista, a helmet-mounted … Continue reading

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Hoş Geldiniz!

Hoş bulduk!  Indeed, welcome to Turkey, and I am happy to be here.  Turks are great.  Snežana and I arrived in Çeşme and were welcomed by a friendly immigration officer.  From there we rolled over to Çeşme’s castle and were … Continue reading

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