Tag Archive: Horse Riding

Central Anatolian Trek, or Büyük Anadolu Tür: Part 1

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Introduction – by Tracey Benson Over the past few months we have had some wonderful posts about the Evliya Çelebi Way Project, mostly contributed by Gerald Maclean (Mac). In this new series of posts… Continue reading

Central Anatolian Trek, or Büyük Anadolu Tür: Part 5

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Day Four. Wednesday, 20 August. From campsite west of Bağlama to Altunhisar. Contributed by Donna Landry Today we left camp at 7:50 and headed for the hills – literally. First we came to… Continue reading

Central Anatolian Trek, or Büyük Anadolu Tür: Part 4

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Day Three. Tuesday, 19 August. Derinkuyu to west of Bağlama. Contributed by Donna Landry This morning some of the farmworkers’ children came to have a ride on the horses. The amiable Kelebek did… Continue reading

Central Anatolian Trek, or Büyük Anadolu Tür: Part 3

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Day Two. Monday, 18 August. Ibrahimpaşa to Derinkuyu. Contributed by Donna Landry We set off as agreed at 7:30 towards the underground city of Derinkuyu. Soon we would be out of familiar territory… Continue reading

Central Anatolian Trek, or Büyük Anadolu Tür: Part 6

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Day Five. Thursday, 21 August, 2014. From Altunhisar to Zengen. Contributed by Donna Landry We set forth at 7:40 from the cattle market, basking in the morning cool, and wound the rest of… Continue reading

Central Anatolian Trek, or Büyük Anadolu Tür: Part 2

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Day One. Sunday, 17 August. Avanos to Ibrahimpaşa. Contributed by Donna Landry Starting out on an expedition is always nerve-wracking. In Turkey it is also always late, or at least several hours later… Continue reading

Evliya Çelebi Way Project: 2014 Ride

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Getting ready: 7 August Contributed by Gerald Maclean Donna and I leave from Heathrow for Turkey first thing tomorrow morning. Why are we doing it again? Taking to the saddle to ride horses… Continue reading

The Evliya Çelebi Way Project: 2009 Expeditionary Ride, Part 6

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The 2009 Ride – The Final Chapter Contributed by Gerald Maclean We camped in the open. We were always happy to wake up in the morning. And we were always eager and more… Continue reading

The Evliya Çelebi Way Project: 2009 Expeditionary Ride, Part 5

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The next installment Contributed by Gerald Maclean In some villages, elder statesman reported what they believed Evliya to have said about their locality. In Ücbaş, we were told Evliya had praised the local… Continue reading

The Evliya Çelebi Way Project: 2009 Expeditionary Ride, Part 4

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The 2009 Ride: On Setting out and Returning… Contributed by Gerald Maclean The core group of riders set out on 22 September 2009, accompanied by our cook and driver, Metin Aker, and Sedat… Continue reading