In the castle museum in Bodrum is a huge display from a wreck discovered of Uluburun, a cape close to Kaş on the Lycian Way. Excavated by American underwater archaeologist George Bass, the wreck was a well-preserved freeze-frame of life on a coastal ship of the Bronze Age. The principle cargo was metals – copper and tin…

  There’s something oddly comforting about seeing a waymark when out on a trail. It’s funny to think that a haphazardly piled cairn of stones (to which I’ll often add a pebble silently hoping that the whole thing doesn’t collapse), the ever-varied brushstrokes of painted markings or the directional arrows of a signpost can generate…

by Orjan Hansson – You will find accounts on the net by people walking St Paul Trail doing it the hard way: carrying a heavy pack, camping and cooking along the way. However, you can do it the easy way with just a daypack, staying in small pensions and in people’s homes. This account is…

Two intrepid hikers braved the heat of late August and set out on a self-guided walk from Bodrum east along the Carian Trail to Akyaka. This part of the trail follows an old caravan route along the north shore of the Ceramic Gulf, a wind-scoured inlet between the Datça and Bodrum Peninsulas. Apart from Bodrum,…

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