Mount Agung: 5 faces of Bali’s holy volcano

  Mount Agung is Bali’s most holy mountain, the abode of the gods. With its 3031 metres, Mount Agung is visible from many locations and provides great photo opportunities. Looking through my archives, I picked my top 5 viewpoints. Pura Agung Besakih The Mother Temple of Bali is a complex of more than 80 temples sitting 1,000 metres high on the western slopes of Mount Agung. The Balinese believe the top of the majestic volcano is where the gods live. It was first mentioned in 1007 AD and today it is one of Bali’s top tourist attractions. Besides, it is …

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Uludag trek in 3 days, Part 2

Three days in the Uludag Mountains in West Turkey, Part 2/2 The hike continues to the ridge of the mountain, where you can see lakes of amazing blue, and back to Bursa on a different route on the 3rd day Walking trip, medium hard Where: Uludag Mountains, West Turkey Transport: you can reach the trail head by taxi from Bursa Return trip: by metro after some more walk Distance: about 56 km Accommodation: hotel in Bursa (like Güneş Hotel, 75 lira (about 25 Euros/room) Camping in the wild on the hill or there is an abandoned refuge on the ridge in …

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Uludag trek in 3 days

Three days in the Uludag Mountains in West Turkey, Part 1/2 From raspberry fields through pine forests to the top of the Uludag, where you can find snow in July Walking trip, medium hard Where: Uludag Mountains, West Turkey Transport: you can reach the trail head by taxi from Bursa Return trip: by metro after some more walk Distance: about 56 km Accommodation: hotel in Bursa (like Güneş Hotel, 75 lira (about 25 Euros/room) Camping in the wild on the hill or there is an abandoned refuge on the ridge in case of bad weather Supplies: just what you take with …

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Fresh chicken and a man of odour

Balkans cycling trip, Day 22 27 July 2017: Greshicë – Kotë We enjoy the rain and Turkish coffee in a small village and later cause the death of an innocent animal because we want fresh chicken. After crossing the Vjosa River we struggle hard to cross the hills on terrible roads before Peshkepi only to find an equally bad road to Kotë. We have our first real crisis and I almost end up in the canyon of another river. Distance: 50 km Total distance: 1268 km We couldn’t say goodbye to our friendly hosts in the morning but at least …

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