Nomadxpress’ top 20 experiences in the MIDDLE EAST (Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan & Iran)

Middle East
As we did after completing the Balkans, it is now time to share our top experiences across the magic Middle East Region (including the Caucasian countries). 1. HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT IN CAPPADOCIA (Turkey), unmissable! 2. FERRY BOAT ACROSS THE BOSPHORUS IN ISTANBUL (Turkey), to appreciate the majestic size and sides of the city. 3.VISIT & TREKKING AT DAVIT GARE...
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The ultimate guide on how to get the Iranian Visa in Erzurum

In this short post we will explain you step-by-step how to get the Iranian Visa in Erzurum, Turkey. This is a helpful alternative when travelling by ground for a long time (like us) and having thus no clear idea on your trip timeline. In our case, we left from Italy for a land journey with no tickets or accommodation reserved. We were then unsure about how long the land itin...
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3 days in Cappadocia: trekking, balloon flight and other things to do

Extolled worldwide for its peculiar natural environment, Cappadocia indeed deserves special consideration and attention when thinking about a trip to Turkey. Its unique geological conditions make it a desirable pearl inside the arid Anatolian peninsula, a remarkable gem still keeping some unspeakable secrets from the mass of international tourists flowing there. Cappa...
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3 “safe” days in Istanbul: The best 30 sights

With about 15 million inhabitants, Istanbul is certainly one of the biggest metropolises in the world. And its gigantic size is reflected in the bustling, chaotic city life spread over the two sides of the Bosphorus, which overwhelmingly stretches the megalopolis across two continents. When coming and leaving by bus, we almost spent two hours to cross it, amazed by this infi...
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5 days across the Lycian way: the best moments

Lycean way
Past Rhodes and agreed to exclusively travel by ground, our Asian “baptise” could only be either in Marmaris or Fethiye, both reachable by boat from the Greek island. To get to Turkey from there, you are only offered fast catamarans (around 1h 30 crossing time) operating at unpredictable days during low and mid season (until end of April). You may wish to verify updated time...
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Paintings & Sculptures

Mica Popovic - Second Class - 1977
Here is a modest selection of art works which drew our restless attention during our visits to some museums along our creative route. Be delighted and feel free to leave a comment ! PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS SCULPTURES & INSTALLATIONS (MODERN) CLASSIC SCULPTURES
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Worldwide Cuisine

As Spanish-Italian food lovers, we couldn't help creating a section for all the different dishes and styles of cooking we are tasting during our tour.  Don't forget to click on the photos for more info! Bon appetit !!! SLOVENIA Slovenian food was the beginning of our cookery pilgrimage, where we relished our first fresh fish plate at the Lubjiana open air market, to...
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When to travel through the Silk Road?

The first question we asked ourselves when were planning a trip across the Silk Road was: WHEN should we start our adventure? Among all the aspects we pondered over, we definitely found crucial the weather factor. Our adventure will measure at least 8.000 km and our main target is accomplishing it only by ground transportation. We will be inevitably faced with unpredictable...
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Middle East

Middle East in the Silk Road
After nearly two months crossing the Balkans, it is time to leave Europe and enter the charming, adventurous Asia. Turkey is our first stop. OUR MIDDLE EAST LOG (April - June 2016): 25/04: Rhodes Town > Fethiye (TR) - 92.2 km by ferry, Aegean Prince, 50 € , bought at the port. 26/04: Fethiye > Ölüdeniz > Kabak (Lycian Way) > Fethiye > Demre - (17 km +...
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