Anonymous asked: Merhaba, ben Sultanahmet'te bir hostel işletmecisiyim, kitapçıklarınızı nasıl edinebilirim ?
Hike East websitesinde ve Hike East kitapçıklarında yer almak, kitapçıklardan edinmek, Hike East ile ilgili detaylı bilgi almak ve Hike East ekibi ile iletişime geçmek için email@example.com ve +905354717796’dan bize ulaşabilirsiniz.
İletişim bilgilerinizi bize iletmeniz durumunda Hike East ekibi sizinle en kısa sürede iletişime geçecektir.
Hike East Team
Anonymous asked: karavanla ölüdeniz civar
ında nerelerde konaklanır
Ölüdeniz civarında karavanla konaklamak için “Sugar Beach”i önerebiliriz.
Aşağıdaki linkten inceleyebilir, mekanla iletişime geçebilir, ön rezervasyon için “inquiry form” doldurabilirsiniz.
Hike East Team
Great news for all you travelers- the second edition of Hike East will be hitting shelves all over Turkey at the end of September! We’ve revisited some of our favorite destinations to add even more info, but the most exciting part about the second release is the expansion of coverage. Don’t miss the new sections on tons of awesome places, including…
-The Black Sea coast: historic Safranbolu, the imposing Sümela Monastery, and info on how to reach Georgia
-More on eastern Turkey: the impressive stone statues of Mount Nemrut, multicultural Antakya, and traveling to Syria
-Ankara, the seat of Turkey’s political leadership
-Çanakkale, for moving tours of WWI battlegrounds, and the tranquil nearby Bozcaada
…and much more!
Thanks to Luxus for an incredible show on Saturday night!
Haymatlos was packed with both travelers and native Istanbulites, all come to drink and dance. We all had a rowdy and energetic night with hours of great songs, great conversation, and the rockin vitality of an Istanbul weekend out on the town. What an awesome way to celebrate the opening of the Hike East website…
Hope you all had fun there- and if you missed it, stay on the lookout for Luxus’ next show!
And, of course, don’t forget to visit us at www.hikeast.com :)
Cat lovers, go east!
The striking Van cats (Van kedisi in Turkish), so-called because of their prevalence around the city of Van, have been a symbol of the region for centuries. You’ll know them when you see them- predominantly white and with one blue eye, one green, they’re some of the most unusual cats around.
It’s not just their looks that will surprise you, though. Van cats typically love swimming and can be seen paddling around in Lake Van.
Sadly, despite efforts to preserve the breed, their numbers have been dwindling in recent years… now’s the time to Hike East to Van and spot one!
Are you in Istanbul? Craving a world music fix? Haymatlos has got you taken care of. One of the liveliest behind the scenes bars in the city, Haymatlos was featured in Hike East’s debut edition.
With live music most nights of the week and awesome DJs the rest of the time, it’s the perfect place to rock out to acts ranging from local favorites like Luxus and Bomba Etkisi to African and Balkan beats.
Check out the schedule of events at their website and stop by Rumeli Han (just off İstiklal Street) for the best drinking and dancing around!
(photo: Bomba Etkisi playing at Haymatlos)
Rows of boxes.
Men unloading the boxes two by two, lining them up for unpacking. Can you guess what’s inside? What can it be that has us here at HikeEast so excited?
Of course, it must be…
YES! The time has finally come, and with it boxes upon boxes of the finished and printed first edition of HikeEast!
Keep your eyes out for these colorful covers throughout İstanbul and Mediterranean Turkey. They’ll be showing up everywhere throughout the next week, at all the coolest hostels, most happening bars, and most highly-recommended tour companies. Remember, anywhere you find HikeEast, you can pick it up for FREE for awesome discounts and freebies you won’t find anywhere else!
So grab your backpacks. Hit the road. And don’t forget your copy of HikeEast- share the discounts and spread the word!
photo credit to Emre Efendi :)
The terrifying Chimaera- part snake, part lion, part goat. Homer wrote in the Iliad of the dread the fire-breathing monster instilled in the ancient Lycians, and not only for her ferocity. Sighting the Chimaera was considered an omen of ill fortune, particularly storms, shipwrecks, and volcanoes.
Modern travelers to Turkey don’t have to worry about running across the beast in the countryside, of course, but her name still crops up frequently. Today, Chimaera refers to the eternal fires burning in the mountains above Çirali, near Olympos. The flames are caused by methane gas issuing from the rocks, and will come to life again as soon as they’re extinguished- the basis, no doubt, of the “fire-breathing” part of the monster myth!
Far from being ominous, though, the fires have been helpful for wayfarers throughout history. Ancient sailors used their light as a landmark while near the Mediterranean coast below, and nowadays Lycian Way trekkers sometimes use them as makeshift stoves (resulting in a cup of tea prepared in just about the most awesome way possible).
Get ready for the launch of Hike East, ‘cause we’ve got all the info to make your visit to the Chimaera a fantastic one!
One legend says that in a faraway cave lives a monster, which is the embodiment of the evil. He is shackled to a rock with twelve rows of chains. From his prison, the monster sends his henchmen all over the earth and upon their return he asks, “Are people living in peace?” “Do children respect their parents?”
If people fight and don’t respect their parents, the monster rejoices – they are his people. “Are they still painting eggs?” he asks. If the answer is “Yes”, he gets furious; while his chains gets tight and his evil powers falter. It is said that if people live in peace, respect their parents and paint eggs, the evil monster will remain chained to the rock. But if people stop painting eggs, the monster will be unchained and free; the evil will rule the earth.
Eggs have the most complete and perfect packing form in the world. In ancient times, eggs were considered as the symbol of birth – the origin of life. The art of decorated egg dates back to Pagan times; around 3000-5000 B.C. Eggs were beign glorified during many Rite-of-Spring Festivals before they became closely entwined with the Christian Easter. Roman, Gaul, Chinese, Egyptian, Persian and ancient Anatolian people; they all cherished eggs as the symbol of the universe. From far in the past, eggs have been painted, exchanged and respected.
In Turkish tradition, people put a piece of egg shell onto the top of plants in the belief that it protects the harvest from evil eyes and brings abundance . In villages, when a new house is built, a small net containing eggs is hung to corner of the roof by the owner of the house. Friends and relatives bring some eggs wrapped up to a handkerchief as a present for newborn babies.
Painted eggs have strong symbolism on them which emerges from various colours, figures and designs painted on. For more information, you can visit www.yumart.net or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to contact Ali Sebilik who continues with the tradition of Pagan egg painting in Şirince/Selçuk.