Goodbye Italy, Hello Turkey

This is my last day in Italy, what a wonderful country. I can now see why so many people speak so highly of it and why so many people return again and again. Tomorrow, I’m flying to Istanbul, Turkey.

I’ve wanted to visit Turkey ever since I saw a Travel Channel episode on Cappadocia. At the time I didn’t realize it was called Cappidocia, just saw part of the show and it piqued my interest.

I’m meeting an old friend in Istanbul and we’re planning a trip that will last until the 10th of June. I’d give you more details but there are none. Very much looking forward to discovering Turkey and all it has to offer.


  1. Bean man

    May 23, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Bon voyage

  2. Lily (Explore for a Year)

    May 24, 2011 at 1:47 am

    Have a safe flight to Turkey!

    Is this your first time in Turkey? If you haven’t set your itinerary already, I’d highly recommend Kas (seaside town) – it’s charming, small, sunny and lots day trips from there (kayaking, canyoning, hiking etc), but a great place to chill out as well and do nothing as well – I ended up staying a week with most days doing nothing in particular 🙂 Loved it.

    – Lily

    • Rob

      May 24, 2011 at 3:02 pm

      Awesome, will add it to list. Loving Istanbul so far.

  3. Ian [EagerExistence]

    May 26, 2011 at 5:16 am

    Cappadocia is definitely worth seeing. I spent 5 days in a small Islamic communnity in the area, CouchSurfing. Saw the sites, loved it. Goreme is a bit of a Tourist Trap though. You can see most things for free, if you want to.

    • Rob

      May 26, 2011 at 6:47 am

      On our way tonight, just realized how huge it is. Booked a room for 2 nights, hope it’s in the same city as the one we’re going, ha. I need to get into couch surfing, haven’t done it yet, sigh.

  4. David Benton

    May 27, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Awesome pictures and awesome lifestyle. You are doing what I want to do. I’ve the written goals, just haven’t gotten to the point of being financially free yet. Best!

  5. Andrea

    May 27, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I’m dying to see Turkey (John has been already) – can’t wait to read all about your adventures there =)

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