Monthly Archives: June 2017


We woke up early (and I mean early) as we boarded the bus for the short ride to where our balloons were waiting at 4.15am! Wow is all I can say for the balloon ride. Our pilot who had been

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Sivas to Cappodoccia

We left Sivas at 10:30 after a walk around the town to see the sights first thing in the morning. It was a fabulous time when were fresh for the day as we have so often walked late after a

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Have been unable to upload photos since Bukhara. They are what make the blogs more interesting. You will see when I can post that we have been to some beautiful and interesting places!

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Ezrurum to Sivas

The day started at 8am as usual but instead of getting in the cars and heading out,  we decided to walk around the town and visit some of the old sights. This was interesting….a madrassah, mosque and the citadel on

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Henk and Maja's Eurasia Trip
Peter and Paula Return - Another Silk Road Shared

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Wine and more architecture

Wine and More Wine – OleBilbao OLD and NEW Monday dawned sunny and warm and we headed down to the Guggenheim Museum, even though it is closed we wanted to relish the slick titanium skin, contrasted against the smooth pale limestone blocks. Everything glistened in the bright morning sun, reflections of the curved surfaces bounced off the water surrounding the metal walls and the metallic sculptures in the forecourts around the Guggenheim. Did you know that every surface in the building is curved and there are no straight lines thus emphasising the organic flowing lines of this magnificent Frank Gehry masterpiece Tomorrow we’ll visit this amazing museum along with our Silk Road companions Pat and David who we are travelling with around Spain and Portugal in our trusty MGs. Hop on and off buses have always been a favourite and quick way of acquainting ourselves with a city. We cruised around the narrow streets enjoying the views from the top deck. We were diverted by police a few times into the back streets because of a rally of thousands of people marching along the main thoroughfare of the city. Red, white and Green flags and banners waving, fire crackers exploding, releasing clouds of smoke. How We hopped off a The Mercado de la Ribera one of the largest fresh food markets in Europe and we arrived just in time for some Pintxos which we enjoyed with a beer and Sangria. So many delicious sweet and savoury munchies to choose from – what a treat!

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