January 01, 2017 update:
Four (4) years later we are still enjoying the Mediterranean lifestyle in Turkey. The most exciting part is that it opened the door to pursue other interests.
2016 was a busy year for us. We had signed up for the 6-Day 125km Runfire trail running race in Cappadocia, Turkey and the 6-Day 255km Lycian Way Ultra Marathon in Turkey. Being located right on the Lycian Way we could not ask for a better training ground.
On the travel front we went to the Island of Madeira for some amazing trail running. To close out the year we spent three (3) weeks travelling through eastern Turkey and took the ferry over to Cyprus.
2017 travel plans are taking shape already. Ruby is off to Ravenna, Italy to take part in a three (3) week Mosaic making course to learn from the best. If everything goes well we take a month travelling with the truck through Spain late Spring. The highlight of the year will be 2-month Nepal. The gear has just been ordered and we are just starting to research the trekking routes which currently include Upper Mustang, Annapurna and Everest Base Camp.
As always, happy travels to everyone.
Cheers, Ruby & Mike
A view of the world through our eyes…
Our names are Mike and Ruby. To read a bit more about us check out the link to our names. We are Canadians who used to live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada until our relocation to Kalkan, Antalya, Turkey in September of 2012. Why Turkey?
Way back in 2006 we came through Turkey on our motorcycles and fell in love with the people, culture, cuisine and country. We have been fortunate to see and experience a lot of cultures through our travels and yet we always were drawn back to Turkey. In September of 2012 we were given the opportunity to fulfill our dream and move to a small old fishing village called Kalkan in the Province of Antalya. Living has taken on a total different meaning...
We would like to thank:
- other travelers who have shared their stories with us and inspired us.
- those of you who follow our journeys with the same passion as we experience them.
- and our family and friends who think we are crazy, but still support us.
Where have we been…Check out the Photogallery. Over 72 countries, 165,000kms, 45,000 pictures, 30hours of helmet video footage, 370 days in a tent, 220 World Heritage Sites and many more to come….