• Turkey

    On the way to Istanbul!

    On the way from the coastal region around Antalya to Istanbul our ways led us via Isparta, Kusadasi and Bursa. In Isparta we met some travel friends, the 2 Teachers on Tour, who invited us to their WorkAway over New Year’s Eve. We had so much fun! It was a great experience to meet so many people in one evening and celebrate the turn of the year together. In such moments you miss your loved ones at home very much and the distance is more real than ever. But this is also part of the experience of the trip. After New Year’s Eve came the big surprise. We went skiing…

  • Secret Spots

    Secret Spot in the Turkish mountains

    Isparta, that besides its roses also has a ski resort in Turkey, is located in the southwest of the country. The city of roses, as it is also called, must bloom and smell incredibly beautiful in summer, because there are rose trees everywhere. We wanted to ski (learn to ski) for a few days and were looking for a nice place for the night. The place in the mountains, was between two hills in a valley, which we had all to ourselves. The evening light and the nature were so atmospheric that we became very devout at sunset. In the morning, free-ranging horses grazed near us. To be so close…

  • Turkey

    Fears- an old new travel companion

    Today’s contribution will deal with a topic that was and still is very present in our society: fears. On a journey to unknown countries, whether they are just around the corner or on far away continents, you encounter your fears more than once. Usually such a journey already begins with different fears and not always, are they your own. Family and friends are worried in advance and express their concerns about such a supposedly daring endeavor. Also one oneself may have doubts about the correctness of one’s actions, but at least for a very short moment, one is afraid of the own courage. On the journey itself you encounter further…

  • Turkey

    Girl´s road trip

    Our first stop was an old trading town, which had its heyday around 800 B.C. The old ruins lay in a dreamlike bay. In front of you the sea, in the back the mountains with snow-covered peaks, in addition bright sunshine. Senta and I roamed through ancient Phaselis and imagined how much life must have been here at that time (okay Senta might be less interested in ancient history, but for her the place smelled very exciting). Even Alexander the Great came to visit more often. A nice elderly gentleman spoke to me in Turkish. Although we had some communication problems, he introduced himself as a museum director or guard,…

  • Uncategorized

    The girls alone on tour

    It was strange to see Martin off at the airport. Over six months we had been together every day now (a circumstance I would hardly have thought possible or healthy before the trip…). A little bit insecure, but also excited, I drove back to Kemer. There I parked the bus at the beach to let my thoughts wander a little. It was stormy and the sea was roaring. When it got dusky and the storm had developed into a thunderstorm, I decided to drive back to the farm. When I arrived there, I did not move back into our jail cell, but decided to sleep in the bus on the…

  • Turkey

    Working in Turkey Part II

    We were more than willing to do our job, but we would have liked to have had some clearer instructions, or if these were not available, then we would have liked the freedom to work with the horses, some of which were still young. I would have liked to invest time and work in the horses, but almost every time I started working with one, the employee interfered and I had to stop. This was very frustrating. It should not be misunderstood, Müslüm was always very friendly to us, he cooked lunch and we sat together at the table. He even invited us to his house, which we gladly accepted.…

  • Turkey

    Working on a horse farm in Turkey

    After a short break in Pamukkale we drove on towards Kemer, a small town near Antalya. There we had found a farm via Workaway, where we wanted to work and stay for a month for food and lodging. On the way there, we made one more stop. The place was nothing special, a parking lot at a lake next to the highway/expressway. Unfortunately there was an unpleasant incident with the street dogs there. Here in Turkey the wild dogs are almost all herd protection dogs like Kangals, Akbash or Maremmano and the wildest hybrids of these breeds. These dogs are really territorial, big and quite aggressive. With them you don’t…

  • Turkey

    Off to Turkey – Wintering in the sun

    We spent our first night near Gallipoli, not far from the ancient city of Troy. How exciting. With the view of Asia, the most eastern part of our journey so far, we woke up in the morning. We were a bit devout, so far away from home. So long on the road. But as adventurous as ever, we were drawn farther and farther away. Troy was calling us. After we had taken the ferry in Canakkale and arrived on the Asian part of Turkey, we went on to the historic city. But we had to search a little bit until we found the ancient excavation site. As we arrived Senta…

  • Greece

    Roadtrip trough Greece

    We started our ride to Antalya. Since we had found a farm over WorkAway for December that would provide us with food and lodging for work, we attacked the long journey to the south of Turkey. Actually we wanted to take the ferry from Athens to Bodrum. That would have saved us several kilometres of land and we would even have passed one of the Greek islands. Unfortunately it is not possible to get insurance for the car in Bodrum. Since our insurance does not cover Turkey, this was a huge problem. After Martin had phoned with all possible people of insurance and port administration, there seemed to be no…

  • Greece

    Athens – Visit to the capital city

    We got a visitor! Martin’s dad had allowed himself and his wife a cruise on their wedding day. And it was supposed to land in Athens at the same time as we were in Greece. Totally cool! Martin was very much looking forward to the visit of his dad. After the shock with Senta and our time out in the bay east of Corinth we were excited about the capital of Greece. Athens, probably one of the oldest cities in Europe. With countless sights, first of all of course the world famous Acropolis. We had taken an Aribnb, because Wäscheberge piled up in the bus and we both had some…