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Gaziantep, Turkey

September 8, 2011


The taxi across the border from Aleppo went smoothly, I somehow got into the front seat with three guys packed into the back and ended up dropped off on the side of the road late in the evening with little idea of where I should be going.  Two hotels later and I’m in an en-suite […]

Istanbul, Turkey

May 11, 2011


Down into Sultanahmet – where a huge amount of tourists have congregated in the familiar bars and budget hostels.  I head into Bahaus, a cheap-enough place with vacancies, beer, and a breakfast I’d never wake up for.  Rested, showered and fresh to the city, I bump into Eric again outside the place he checked into […]

Budapest, Hungary and onwards

March 3, 2011


A confusing train alight to get to the airport in the early hours, Sami and I said our sad farewells and I took the short flight to Budapest.  One not-so-cheap taxi ride later and I’m greeting Bob, someone I’d not seen in seven years for a week of relaxation and acclimatisation for what’s to be […]