A Trans-Atlantic Adventure

a trip by Matt Hassam
From: May 5th 2012
Until: August 5th 2012

After finally having made it to the end of my two-year UK working holiday visa - and more to the point, having finally saved up enough money to go travelling again - I have lined up what I hope to be an amazing three-month-plus inter-continental adventure, exploring in greater depth a few of the countries that I have previously only really gotten a taste of; whilst hopefully finally putting the 'holiday' back in 'working holiday'.

So the plan is to spend a full month exploring Turkey, a week of fun in the sun with four of my English mates in Tenerife, and then three weeks cycling around the Netherlands; before loading up my bicycle and my backpack and flying to Canada to hopefully spend a further month hiking and cycling through the Rocky Mountains. And when the money finally runs out - which will hopefully be later rather than sooner - I'll try to find work in Canada, so as to prolong my working holiday for as long as possible...
Trip Length: 3 months
Blog Entries: 14
Photos: 578
Words: 32884

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
May 14th 2012 Mosques & Minarets - Seven days in the City of Seven Hills Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul » Sultanahmet
May 17th 2012 Beautiful Land; Bloody History Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Gallipoli
May 24th 2012 Ancient Ruins, Purple Rain and the Fattest Cat in Turkey Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Selçuk
May 28th 2012 From a Ghost Town to the Blue Lagoon... the hard way Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Fethiye
June 1st 2012 Cotton Castles, Turtle Beaches, and Kicking Back in Köyceğiz Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Koycegiz
June 6th 2012 Adventures in a Geological Wonderland Middle East » Turkey » Central Anatolia » Cappadocia » Göreme
June 23rd 2012 Cycling Underwater - a tour of the Netherlands on two wheels (part one - the south) Europe » Netherlands » Zealand
June 29th 2012 Cycling into the Wind - a tour of the Netherlands on two wheels (part two - the north) Europe » Netherlands » Friesland
July 5th 2012 Cycling across the Sea - a tour of the Netherlands on two wheels (part three - the coast) Europe » Netherlands » North Holland
July 13th 2012 Soaring Mountains, Sparkling Lakes - an Unforgettable Introduction to the Canadian Rockies North America » Canada » Alberta » Lake Louise
July 20th 2012 Wildlife Encounters on the Bow Valley Parkway North America » Canada » Alberta » Banff National Park
July 23rd 2012 Above the Treeline - hiking in Yoho National Park North America » Canada » British Columbia » Yoho National Park
July 28th 2012 Cycling the Icefields Parkway - An epic adventure through the heart of the Canadian Rockies North America » Canada » Alberta » Jasper National Park
August 4th 2012 From Jasper to Lake Louise on two wheels and two feet North America » Canada » Alberta » Jasper
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