Monthly Archives: March 2015

Avanos to Trabzon



I have to admit I don’t make a very good patient; Or more accurately a very patient patient. Injuries are just so inconvenient when there are so many things to do. Last year I broke my wrist and instead of being sensible and taking some time to recover I went out running in the woods … Continue reading Avanos to Trabzon

Aksaray to Avanos



You may be surprised to hear that I believe in fairies. For a start there’s the P*nct*re Fairy, a spiteful little creature who takes great delight in deflating tyres at the most inconvenient time and is easily summoned just by mentioning the P word a few times. A good friend of hers is the Adventure … Continue reading Aksaray to Avanos

Istanbul to Aksaray



Leaving Istanbul by ferry is much more civilised than taking our chances on the roads again. Apart from the 7:30am sailing time that is. Once across the sea of Marmara we arrive in the small town of Mudanya and our wheels touch down on Asian soil at last. The route up through Bursa isn’t quite … Continue reading Istanbul to Aksaray

Escape from Istanbul



According to the news reports, last week saw the heaviest snowfall in Istanbul since 1987. So much for letting winter pass on Paros and missing the bad weather. But there are worse places to be stuck. The snow did eventually stop and by Thursday afternoon the roads seemed to be clear enough to risk trying … Continue reading Escape from Istanbul