As you all know, a big part of the Silk Roadistan tour was the big bad Trans-Mongolian railway journey. Before you ask: Yes, it was awesome. I plan to blog thoroughly about the trip in detail, but just to get you caught up, here is the atypical Trans-Mongolian railway route.
The mornings spent sitting on the Goreme hotel roof, drinking coffee and tea while enjoying a fabulous Turkish breakfast, were only made better by the fact that hot air balloons would invade the sky. It’s like waking up to a dozen spaceships hovering above you – totally surreal. Share if you love Cappadocia.… Read more
Australia is a remote country — so remote that getting anywhere takes time and money. And, if you want to get to the USA to visit your family, to Europe to crash a blog conference, or to your next random country in your plans to check off all former Soviet countries in the world, then it is going to come down to making some hard choices, and pretty much choosing one over the other.
Topped with a dollop of smetana and a smathering of dill, this traditional borscht soup recipe was brought to you by the 3 Russian ladies at the 8th Floor Hostel in Tomsk — all 3 of which slaved away for hours in the kitchen to give us foreigners a taste of the real deal.
My mode of travel might be different from yours, but mine has been molded for a number of reasons: remote working, information retention, and health. Inside you'll find out why I pick and choose my travel choices, and ultimately have to miss out on a number of activities along the way.
We drank all sorts of tea in Turkey. Black tea, apple tea, lemon tea… you name it. But lemon tea basically means you drink hot lemonade and not a lemon flavored black tea. This is a cool reflection photo of Pat drinking some lemon tea in a cafe in Goreme.
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Locals smoked, ate, and drank raki like it was going out of business. There was a slight fog only cleared by the cool wet air that blew in at every open of the front door. The sounds of Turkish tongues clacked quickly in excited chatter. And there we were — the awkward foreigners trying hard to be at ease as we knew...