Travel Journals


24 January 2023 Sally

“A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum.” Diyarbakir doesn’t really feature on the itinerary for most tourists but if you want see a Roman Forum pretty much intact, bustling and open for...

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Ancient Civilisations: Lost and Found

20 December 2022 Sally

The Winter Solstice was believed by our distant ancestors to be that point at which the Sun appeared to stand still and life rekindles after the extremes of winter. While our connections with the stars...

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Maybe There Was, Maybe There Wasn’t

04 December 2022 Sally

Endymion was a young, handsome shepherd living on the slopes of Mt. Latmos, a place in Western Anatolia considered sacred since Neolithic times. According to an ancient legend, Endymion grazed his flocks one Spring Day...

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Apocalyptic Landscapes: Underground Cappadocia

21 November 2022 Sally

As featured in Graham Hancock’s 2022 Netflix Series. A new series offers a different theory behind the creation of the ancient underground cities of Cappadocia. Ancient Apocalypse delves into sites across the globe that hint...

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Urartu unlocked

02 November 2022 Sally

“The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones” Ahmed Zaki Yamani 1930- 2021 The Eastern Anatolian region, centred around Van, has a long history that is reflected in the city’s new, recently opened...

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An Accidental Ornithologist

19 September 2022 Sally

I have to confess; I am not an ornithologist and I'm no bird expert, but the spectacle of Bafa simply blew me away. I have specific interests that draw me to Bafa but birds weren't...

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22+ travel hacks you must know before your next trip...

28 August 2022 Sally

Travelling through Turkey over the last 20 years means I've picked up some super tips to save luggage weight and money and I've created some of my own. I'm very happy to share them with...

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It was the first battle in history to see the...

21 August 2022 Sally

So depressed with the outcome of the battle, the capture of his wives and the lack of help from his allies, the Shah dedicated the rest of his life to "debauchery". Which is a plan...

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An Ancient Turkish secret to make you happy

09 August 2022 Sally

There's an old Turkish saying "When God wants to make a poor man happy. He causes him to lose his donkey, then find it again", or in Turkish "Tanrı bir fakirimutlu ekmek istediğinde, eşeğini kaybettirir,...

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The Place That Rewrote History

31 July 2022 Sally

In 1995 an excavation began which would lead to a ground-breaking discovery that would literally re-write history, you simply wouldn’t believe what has been unearthed. About 18 years ago we first visited Göbekli Tepe when...

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