Ayşe's Trail

Ayşe's Trail

Paperback (06 Apr 2014)

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Ayse Metin - a 38-year-old mother from Istanbul - decides to tackle the Lycian Way in southern Turkey. She has never camped alone in her life. As she strikes out into Lycia's ancient forests, she is on a quest to leave behind the past. But the Lycian Way is a footpath steeped in memories. Unknown to Ayse, as she clambers over the precipices of the Mediterranean coast and through the lost cities of the trail, she is walking in someone else's footsteps. 2500 years earlier, when Lycia was an independent state and worshipped the Goddess Leto, the Persian general Harpagos was stomping along the very same road in a bid to take over the ancient world.

As Ayse continues her lone, meandering odyssey of self-discovery, her troubled youth in Istanbul re-emerges. But she's not the only one to remember. Unknown to most, the legends of old still haunt Lycia. Her stories call out to the walkers and shepherds as they climb over her timeless skin. Because time is not what we think it is. The past is never over. And a map can only ever tell so much of what a trail is all about.

Based on the true story of Ayse Metin.

Book information

ISBN: 9781849144438
Publisher: Kerry Bingham
Imprint: Atulya K Bingham
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 358
Weight: 452g
Height: 141mm
Width: 216mm
Spine width: 22mm