Why is Kaš so special for us?

We feel happy we made it to Kaš for a single reason: three kms offshore this Turkish resort town lies Kastellorizo, the easternmost island of Greece, which we had visited for the first time in our lives during our 2019 “greekoffroad” itinerary.  Last April we spent...

From Alaçati to Sirinçe

These two villages may be apparently totally different - the first is on the coast while the second on a mountain - but they are both connected by history: a Greek history.  Both Alaçati and Sirinçe were predominantly Greek villages of the Ottoman empire. There where...

Thank you Chios, see you again Greece!

Our trip to Chios eventually was a pleasant break. We arrived here for health issues - Akis urgently needed to be operated in his inguinal hernia - but It was also an ultimate bye bye to our homeland. It was also nostaglic as we had been here nine months before,...

Breaking news: sailing to Chios island!

All these days - and this happens for the first time - I lost my energy for travelling. I don’t find the reason any more, it’s as if I don’t want to go on… I’ve been thinking about this for the last 2-3 days but only today I confessed to Vula: “I don’t want to travel...

Izmir on my Bottecchia bike

We stayed three nights in Izmir but forgive me for not having taken any quality pictures from the city to show you…  The reason is I was not in my best mood, because my inguinal hernia started annoying me these days. Of course we strolled by foot in this beautiful...

A tour of Pergamon

Almost all people who visit Bergama - the Turkish name for the ancient city of Pergamos - they do it for it’s well preserved Hellenistic and Roman ruins. The town who gave the name to parchment (“pergamini” in Greek) and pioneered the goat skin as a writing surface,...

We love Ayvalik!

Read here why we felt home in only three days we spent in Ayvalik! It feels different than any other resort town thanks to its low buildings. As a traditional town, nobody can build a third floor in Ayvalik. The seafront is always busy but pleasant to walk. From the...

A glimpse of Çanakkale

We stayed two nights in Çanakkale, the major port on the Dardanelles straight, battlefield of the 1915 "Dardanelles Campaign" and still one of the most important waterways on earth. We first found a parking spot on the beach on the outskirts of the town but we moved...

Istanbul, mother of all cities

The first time you will try to drive downtown will be an embarrassing experience. It's vast, it's huge, it's busy, so overwhelming. Whether you arrive from Greece or from Anatolia, you will enter the wider city complex while 40 kilometres will still remain to your...

We got a Carnet!

Good news today in Istanbul: we have just received our brand new Carnet de Passages issued by TCS - Touring Club Suisse! Everything worked like a Swiss clock. On 13/12/2019 we sent an email to Touring Club Suisse and in 2 hours 11 minutes we received the following...
Why is Kaš so special for us?

Why is Kaš so special for us?

We feel happy we made it to Kaš for a single reason: three kms offshore this Turkish resort town lies Kastellorizo, the easternmost island...

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From Alaçati to Sirinçe

From Alaçati to Sirinçe

These two villages may be apparently totally different - the first is on the coast while the second on a mountain - but they are both...

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Izmir on my Bottecchia bike

Izmir on my Bottecchia bike

We stayed three nights in Izmir but forgive me for not having taken any quality pictures from the city to show you…  The reason is I was...

read more
A tour of Pergamon

A tour of Pergamon

Almost all people who visit Bergama - the Turkish name for the ancient city of Pergamos - they do it for it’s well preserved Hellenistic...

read more
We love Ayvalik!

We love Ayvalik!

Read here why we felt home in only three days we spent in Ayvalik! It feels different than any other resort town thanks to its low...

read more
A glimpse of Çanakkale

A glimpse of Çanakkale

We stayed two nights in Çanakkale, the major port on the Dardanelles straight, battlefield of the 1915 "Dardanelles Campaign" and still...

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We got a Carnet!

We got a Carnet!

Good news today in Istanbul: we have just received our brand new Carnet de Passages issued by TCS - Touring Club Suisse! Everything worked...

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The departure

The departure

Your stomach feels squeezed... Even if you have convinced yourself long ago that you are destined to reach the ends of the world in a...

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Carnet de Passage needed!

Carnet de Passage needed!

After a few days in our hometown Thessaloniki, it's definitely time to depart for central Asia, now equipped with a state-of-the art...

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The Dracula’s castle

The Dracula’s castle

If you ever go to Romania you will certainly visit its No1 tourist attraction, the Dracula Castle in Bran. But is it worthy the trip? Let...

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We could live in Sibiu

We could live in Sibiu

I admit I had a completely different perception of Romanian cities. I imagined them grey communist relics with loads of traffic jams and...

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