2014 Through the Lens 2

“She had a lively playful disposition which delighted in anything ridiculous.”

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Our first six months of 2014 were spent in India and Nepal, and from there, we proceeded into Georgia which we absolutely loved!

We got to help at a local bread shop which was especially neat because they cook the bread on the side of a gigantic wood burning fire.

We got to help at a local bread shop which was especially neat because they cook the bread on the side of a gigantic wood burning fire.

The cows coming home.

The cows coming home.

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We pushed for two days up to Omalo, an isolated region in the Georgian mountains.

We pushed for two days up to Omalo, an isolated region in the Georgian mountains.

But the push was worth it (almost) when we got to the top!

But the push was worth it (almost) when we got to the top!

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A village in the mountains where many people still live during the summer, but not during the winter.

A village in the mountains where many people still live during the summer, but not during the winter.

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Cooking dinner over an open flame. We loved the picnic culture since so many Georgians invited us to eat!

Cooking dinner over an open flame. We loved the picnic culture since so many Georgians invited us to eat!

Camping next to a church.

Camping next to a church.

One of many churches in Georgia.

One of many churches in Georgia.

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Mestia was one of our favorite regions due to the towers from the Middle Ages, and of course, the mountains!

Mestia was one of our favorite regions due to the towers from the Middle Ages, and of course, the mountains!

Another really neat village in Mestia.

Another really neat village in Mestia.

They used these towers for protection from the bloody feuds which continually happened up in these mountains.

They used these towers for protection from the bloody feuds which continually happened up in these mountains.

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Cycling out of Mestia.

Cycling out of Mestia.

Oink oink! We loved the many pigs we encountered wandering all around Georgia.

Oink oink! We loved the many pigs we encountered wandering all around Georgia.

Kevin in his element, fishing.

Kevin in his element, fishing.

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Near the end of our stay in Georgia, it got a bit rainy!

Near the end of our stay in Georgia, it got a bit rainy!

Really rainy I mean.. This is our hobo shelter, a great way to stay dry when cooking!

Really rainy I mean.. This is our hobo shelter, a great way to stay dry when cooking!

Guess what we found at the end of Georgia, the best sign!!

Guess what we found at the end of Georgia, the best sign!!

Next stop... Turkey!

Next stop… Turkey!

We entered into Turkey in the fall, and boy were we in for a treat! Between the friendly people, the easy camping, and the beautiful scenery, we really enjoyed the end of 2014 in Turkey!

It was very rainy during our first week in Turkey as we rode through the hills.

It was very rainy during our first week in Turkey as we rode through the hills.

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Cooking in an unfinished hut we found at the side of the road, very thankful to have a dry place to cook!

Cooking in an unfinished hut we found at the side of the road, very thankful to have a dry place to cook!

And then the clouds started to part!

And then the clouds started to part!

.. And so we got to cycle into the sun!

.. And so we got to cycle into the sun!

Planning out the day.

Planning out the day.

One of many beautiful valleys we passed through. This is why we love fall! Nothing better than sunny crisp days.

One of many beautiful valleys we passed through. This is why we love fall! Nothing better than sunny crisp days.

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These sheep herding dogs are very common in both Georgia and Turkey, and though they can be vicious when they are on duty, they are sweet cuddly bears the rest of the time!

These sheep herding dogs are very common in both Georgia and Turkey, and though they can be vicious when they are on duty, they are sweet cuddly bears the rest of the time!

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We climbed over a dozen passes, and though they weren't nearly as tall as those in the Himalayas, they still involved lots of ups and downs!

We climbed over a dozen passes, and though they weren’t nearly as tall as those in the Himalayas, they still involved lots of ups and downs!

Hank and Lizzy.. We wouldn't be anywhere without these two!

Hank and Lizzy.. We wouldn’t be anywhere without these two!

We absolutely loved the Shepard in far eastern Nepal as they really understood our outdoors and nomadic lifestyle. I was seriously tempted to drop everything and follow them!

We absolutely loved the Shepard in far eastern Nepal as they really understood our outdoors and nomadic lifestyle. I was seriously tempted to drop everything and follow them!

Dinner anyone? Soup and spaghetti (with a vegetable sauce) seem to be our speciality.

Dinner anyone? Soup and spaghetti (with a vegetable sauce) seem to be our speciality.

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We decided to stop early one day in order to wash our clothes in the river, and soak up the sun.

We decided to stop early one day in order to wash our clothes in the river, and soak up the sun.

Sunset in the barren hills of Turkey.

Sunset in the barren hills of Turkey.

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We really enjoyed the small villages scattered throughout the rolling hills.

We really enjoyed the small villages scattered throughout the rolling hills.

Running away from the rain. Of course it caught up with us pretty quickly!

Running away from the rain. Of course it caught up with us pretty quickly!

Nothing like a peaceful sunset in the middle of nowhere. We really appreciate these quiet nights far from people, cars, or cities.

Nothing like a peaceful sunset in the middle of nowhere. We really appreciate these quiet nights far from people, cars, or cities.

One of many mosques. We must have passed hundreds, or even thousands, during our three months in Turkey.

One of many mosques. We must have passed hundreds, or even thousands, during our three months in Turkey.

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Sleeping in an appricot  orchard, though unfortunately we were too late for the fruit.

Sleeping in an appricot orchard, though unfortunately we were too late for the fruit.

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Being silly ontop of a pass.

Being silly ontop of a pass.

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We found this cave off the road and up a hill, and boy did it make a wonderful home for the night!

We found this cave off the road and up a hill, and boy did it make a wonderful home for the night!

Our bikes at Cappadocia.

Our bikes at Cappadocia.

Cappadocia is famous for its caves and funny rock formations.

Cappadocia is famous for its caves and funny rock formations.

Love valley. Pretty sure you can figure out how it got its name..

Love valley. Pretty sure you can figure out how it got its name..

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One of the towns in Cappaocia. Now they are filled with resorts and resaurants, some of which are in caves.

One of the towns in Cappaocia. Now they are filled with resorts and resaurants, some of which are in caves.

There are many caves such as these which are Impossible to reach nowadays.

There are many caves such as these which are Impossible to reach nowadays.

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Istanbul! After two months of cycling, we arrived to this famous city.

Istanbul! After two months of cycling, we arrived to this famous city.

This church turned mosques is knew if the most famous sites in Istanbul as it is enormous and very old (400AD). All other mosques have taken their ideas from it, even though it was originally a church.

This church turned mosques is knew if the most famous sites in Istanbul as it is enormous and very old (400AD). All other mosques have taken their ideas from it, even though it was originally a church.

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Simits (like bagels) are very popular in Istanbul.

Simits (like bagels) are very popular in Istanbul.

We spent the end of 2014 with my brother and best friend who came out for the holidays to join us!

We have been friends since we were ten years old!

We have been friends since we were ten years old!

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Me and my little brother!!!

Me and my little brother!!!

Playing around at the famous ruins in Epheses.

Playing around at the famous ruins in Epheses.

Me and my boys.

Me and my boys.

The four of us right before New Years.

The four of us right before New Years.

Pammukale was one of the coolest places the four of us visited. This “Cotton Castle” is made from calcium deposits from these natural Hotsprings.

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One of the most intact stadiums we visited.

One of the most intact stadiums we visited.

Make sure to check our part one from 2014 if you missed it yesterday!!

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