Pamukkale – the land of risque bikini poses and cupcake icing hillsides…

What do you get if you cross an infinity pool with an iced cupcake and some chalky white cliffs? You get Pamukkale my friends! Pamukkale actually means “cotton castle” in Turkish, and when we arrived at the sparkling white cliffside pools after a 4 hour bus ride from Selçuk it was easy to see why. … Continue reading

Scrub a dub dub in a Turkish tub!

Our final day in Selcuk had sadly arrived so we both decided that as two stinky backpackers we were definitely in need of good wash. What better when to do this then a good old fashioned Turkish Bath? Now the Turkish bath is actually known as a ‘hammam’ and the local hammam we walked into … Continue reading

Turkish grandmas, ancient ruins and cruise-ship tourists…

And so our trip continued on with another swanky bus, another bow-tied bus attendant and far more tea and biscuits than any normal human being should consume in a short time period. Our destination was Selçuk – a little village about 20 minutes from the eastern coast of Turkey. The swanky bus dropped us off … Continue reading

Lest we forget…

After sadly leaving Istanbul behind we set off in the most luxurious bus I have ever seen en route to Canakkale. I’m talking wifi, only 3 huge seats across, personal screens with your own selection of movies (sadly all in Turkish) and an attendant in bow tie who served us multiple lots of tea and … Continue reading

Touch down in Turkey…

And so it begins again. After an amazing guilt-free 5 weeks back in the land of Oz (no job hunting, no house hunting, no pressure!) filled with family, friends, wine and no less than 2 weddings – we were off on the road again. The journey began with an epic 15hr flight to Abu Dhabi … Continue reading