Category Turkey

Haydarpasa Station, Istanbul

Great news. The iconic Haydarpasa Train Station on the Asian side of the Bosporus will re-open for train journeys from 2019. The station has been closed since 2013 as it was refurbished and the line from Istanbul to Ankara was electrified. I first travelled from there in 2009 as I made my way to Aleppo […]

Wordless Wednesday – Bosphorus Ferry Journey

Sunday Photo – From A Turkish Train

Wordless Wednesday – Ankara Station Loco

Wordless Wednesday – Train View Of Toros Mountains, Turkey

Wordless Wednesday – Toros Express, Turkey

A Journey To Syria – Part Two

The journey continues from part one…….. Ankara to Adana Depart 20.05 Scheduled Arrival 07.25, 674KM Feeling a bit peckish we perused the menu. There is something really special about eating in the restaurant car of a train. I automatically think of Alan Whicker and Murder on the Orient Express, tuxedos & pianists & champagne whenever […]

A Journey To Syria – Part One

Perhaps my favourite ever train journey happened in 2009 as we made the trip from Istanbul to Aleppo in Syria. This is an account of our journey east, starting with half a day in the great Turkish city that straddles two continents……. Once more we found ourselves in Istanbul. We had booked onward trains in […]

Wordless Wednesday -Haydarpaşa Garı, Istanbul

Sunday Photo

This photo was taken from the Dogu (Eastern) Express as we journeyed from Ankara to Erzurum in 2014.