About me, the traveler


Trip 1 - India, Nepal, and China

Trip 2 - Southeast Asia

Trip 3 - Mongolia to Eastern Europe

Trip 4 - Middle South America

Trip 5 - Southern Africa

Trip 6 - Scandinavia, the Baltics, and Greenland

Trip 7 - The Balkans

Trip 8 - Morocco and Southern Spain

Trip 9 - Western India

Trip 10 - Outer Indochina

Trip 11 - Ethiopia and Dubai

Trip 12 - Iceland

Trip 13 - Japan

Trip 14 - Caucasus

Trip 15 - Central & East Asia

Trip 16 - Inner Indochina and Japan

Tales From the Tour (a running travelogue)

Top-five lists

New York City excursions

Cheap East Coast bus alternatives


Trip 14 - Caucasus

26 September to 27 October 2012

This was originally going to be a "countries that end in 'stan'" trip, as I'd been itching to see some more of the former Soviet republics. But I found myself briefly in Istanbul in the spring of 2012 and decided I wanted to see more of Turkey, especially after hearing wonderful things about Cappadocia. Then it was easy to go on to the non-"stan" former USSR republics of Georgia and Armenia. And as one person I met pointed out, I got my "stan" in the middle of "Istanbul," at least.

Message #1 Turkish delight and Kurdish hospitality
Message #2 On that midnight train in Georgia
Message #3 Armenia and how to walk a meter of trail in Nagorno Karabagh