Tag Archive: Turkey

Evliya Çelebi Way Project: 2014 Ride, Part 1

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We have arrived in Turkey! Contributed by Gerald Maclean 8-9 Aug On the 8th, we got up at 3:00 am and by 5:00 were at Heathrow Terminal Three ready for our 6:50 flight to… 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

The Evliya Çelebi Way Project: 2009 Expeditionary Ride, Part 3

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Part 3 Contributed by Gerald Maclean Caroline discovered that Evliya’s 1671 itinerary to Mecca would serve our purposes ideally since, in his typically wandering fashion, after setting out from Istanbul, Evliya turned west,… Continue reading

The Evliya Çelebi Way Project: 2009 Expeditionary Ride, Part 2

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The 2009 Ride: Before Setting Out Contributed by Gerald Maclean I ended the last post reporting that ‘On 22 September 2009, with seven horses and a supply vehicle, the first Evliya Çelebi Ride… Continue reading

365 Places: The Grand Bazaar

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Day 68: The Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey As promised here is another place I love in the old city of Istanbul – the Grand Bazaar. I love this place because it symbolises the… Continue reading

The Evliya Çelebi Way Project: 2009 Expeditionary Ride

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This post is the first in a series which will explore the expeditionary ride along Evliya Çelebi Way in 2009 plus linking you to some other writing about Evliya Çelebi Way. As more… Continue reading

365 Places: Sultanahmet

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Day 67: Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey Today, my focus is on one of my favourite places in the world, Sultanahmet – the old city of Istanbul. We have stayed a number of times in… Continue reading