Hiking the Carian Hinterland 1 (Carian Trail, Turkey)

“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.”
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Carian Hinterland is one of the five sections of the 800-km-long Carian Trail that runs through Southwestern Turkey.

If you like the idea of combining hiking and Turkey and you have some two weeks of time, this is our tip: hike the Carian Hinterland. Depending on your level of fitness and speed it may take 8-13 days (we took 11).

Simply fly to Bodrum, take a bus to Bozalan and hit the trail.

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Hiking the Bozburun Peninsula (Carian Trail, Turkey)

Slow Hiking the Carian Trail on the Bozburun Peninsula, a view from the coast

“For the walker the remoteness is ripe for exploration and with a lack of roads the old trails and paths have been cleaned to access every viewpoint across the sea to the Greek islands of Symi and Rhodes. The Trail routes through a diversity of terrain with many changes of scenery and magical views round every corner. There are many traditional villages eking a living from the rugged landscape along with coastal villages catering for the demands of tourism.”
(From: Carian Trail Guidebook)

What’s there NOT to like about this? So, let’s go!

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Life is Fantastic – Exploring the Dunes of Lençois Maranhenses National Park (Brazil)

Slow travel Brazil, exploring the dunes of Lençois Maranhenses

“Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breaths away.”

After more than a year of living and traveling in the Amazonian Rainforest in the Guianas and Brazil, the contrast with the landscape we encountered in Lençois Maranhenses (Northeast Brazil) couldn’t have been bigger:

1500 square kilometers of dunes.

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