The Final Count

As soon as we showed our heads in England we got asked, what are the numbers? Finally here is the official tally of our trip in its entirety. While admittedly, not all the countries we stopped in we can say we really visited (especially on the drive home) we did cross all of their borders. […]

Journey’s End

Vero our Hero

After Athens we drove a mighty 3,000km back to England in 6 days.

It was lots of driving and little else, but we did do one last stop in Bruges, Belgium for the day. You can catch a glimpse of Bruges HERE.

Then it was the ferry back across to England. Veronique has done an […]

Hellenic heritage

Greek family

A glimpse of my Greek family:



In Athens, we met up with my family and visited some of my Greek relatives.

We had a great time stumbling around ancient ruins, including, amazingly, in the metro, hearing about the ‘missing marbles’ that Greece is hoping to get back from English museums, and eating some delicious Greek food. Veronique even got […]

A Few Random Videos

Here are some more videos, held back due to Turkey’s odd restrictions on people using the internet in their country.

This video is what Christina calls the ‘Human Teapot’. We found him wandering the big old bazaar in Istanbul. In the heat of the summer he was serving up a cold sour cherry drink […]

Plucky Girl

Now that we are out of the no-YouTube zone (in Turkey, see the Attaturk post) we can again post and link videos in the blog.

To get warmed up, here are a couple of videos taken while we were staying with the rural farming family in the grasslands of Eastern Turkey.


5 days til running water

rubber ducky

We are moving down the Greek coast with a destination in mind.

We’re meeting up with my family in Athens, Greece where we’ll be sleeping in proper beds, and have luxuries such as showers, toilets, a fridge. These things have come up in conversation a surprising number of times recently…

It’s well worth an […]

Derinkuyu – An Underground City!

A firmly closed door.

Homey for Hobbits

This is one of the coolest places I’ve ever seen, an entire town built underground. Basically the idea was that the whole town would hide underground when those persecuting armies would come invading. There are several in the area, but this one in Derinkuyu was huge, with hundreds of […]



We’ve crossed another border.

We’re now in GREECE, or Ellas – if you’re Greek, or Yunanistan – if you’re Turkish (I’d love to know the origin of that name… You can imagine our confusion and surprise as we started following signs out of Turkey and Yunanistan seemed to also be in the direction we were […]

Turkey’s Idol Worship

Resting in Peace?

The Beloved Two

One of the things you can’t help but notice in Turkey is its patriotism. In traveling around the world, I’ve never seen any place with as much of a flag fetish as America has, that is until I went to Turkey! Bright red flags adorn pretty much everything in […]

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