*** A stunning street in the Cihangir district of Istanbul – one of the world’s truly magnificent cities. *** Jonathan Campion is a writer, a translator from Russian and Ukrainian, and a book editor. He has travelled in Eurasia since 2005. Read about his work here, and contact him here.
The sun rises above the palm trees as we leave Kemer. It lights up the Taurus Mountains on the left of the road, changing them from a purple silhouette into a series of steep, green hills. As we join the road to Antalya the bus stops every few hundred yards to pick up more holidaymakers from the hotels in its affluent suburbs. By the time we reach Gőynűk the bus is full, but its passengers are barely making a sound. Soon I am the only one awake. The sea to our right was calm, shimmering as the low sun above it threw bright, pale light on to the water. It is because of mornings like this that Turks call the Mediterranean Akdeniz – the White Sea. … More My Golden Ones: the Road to Pamukkale (Turkey)
Please follow the link to read my story “My Golden Ones”, about a bus journey between Kemer and Pamukkale in southern Turkey, on the Caravanistan travel blog. > My photographs from Turkey can be found in my photo sets.
– Some of the colours, shapes, tones and patterns of southern Turkey [11 photos]:
Some of the people that we met in Kemer, Denizli and Pamukkale. Turkey is a country with beautiful landcscapes, memorable food, great weather and a thrilling history – but its people make the most vivid impression of all. [7 photos]:
Seventeen hours on a bus with fourty Russian tourists, travelling along dusty roads through barren landscapes, wouldn’t sound like a romantic trip to most couples on their honeymoon. But then again, not many couples could look forward to a dip in the therapeutic mineral pools at the end of the journey as much as Anastasiya and I, when we signed … More The Road to Pamukkale: Antalya to Denizli (Turkey)