Travel Oddities: The Turkish Cult of the Renault 12

Did you notice that every Renault twelve in the known universe had disappeared? Are you worried that some black hole had appeared and was sucking matter into its vortex? You might be next? Fear Not. Every Renault 12 ever produced is, apparently, hanging out, doing its thing, in and around Fethiye, Turkey. The Black hole,... Continue Reading →

The Art of Nothing

The joy of travelling slowly & stopping often is...nothing. Doing nothing, being nowhere..

Europe 2017 (Episode 5): The Black Sea, the Beach and the Bosphorus

But if you want a cultural experience utterly foreign to the average Australian then accept an invitation to a popular city beach or swimming spot near a major population. This is, to the average Australian beachgoer, as instant coffee is to the Australian coffee snob or as a British national park is to an Australian wilderness area.

Istanbul: across the European and Asian divide…riots, Ramadan and revolution

I normally sleep well on planes; but then often I have two or three seats. There is a technique. First, check in online and book the very rear of the plane, selecting a row that is completely empty at the time and near other empty rows. Not the back row because the seats rarely recline... Continue Reading →

Travelling to the Antipodes and other acts of lunacy – Act 1.

Yes, we are travelling to the Antipodes...as defined by the Macquarie being "the parts of the earth diametrically opposite each other". So in this case Europe and Asia Minor, namely Turkey. In this exercise, otherwise known as a holiday, we will stress ourselves to the max, dealing with the insanity of airports, border controls, foreign... Continue Reading →

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