Before going on a trip, there is the preparation, Ali had to get new brake pads and an oil change to do before we could depart for Babak Castle.Read more "A Tale of Two Castles"
Border crossings are always accompanied by anticipation of the unknown that lies beyond, but on that day my excitement was especially intense. There was something strangely unsettling in the prospect of entering Iran, I was nervous and very excited and not exactly sure why.Read more "Enter Iran"
I left Nemrut Dagı and set course for Nemrut Dagı. You doubt my sanity here? This notion might not be totally wrong (there will be further evidence later in this episode) but this statement isn’t actually as idiotic as it seems.Read more "Nemrut Dağı: the finale"
In Cappadokia I got the very valuable tip to visit Nemrut Dagı, a mountain in southeastern Turkey. It was on my towards Iran and I didn’t have any different destinations, so why not go there?Read more "Nemrut Dağı: the debut"
It all started approximately 20 million years ago with intense volcanic activity. The region of Cappadokia was covered in immense amounts of volcanic ash, over millenia the ash was compacted to tuff, a soft and crumbly rock. Since then erosion created this bizarre landscape with its winding valleys and stone pillars, called fairy chimneys.Read more "Cappadokia"