I ended up spending some time with Steve and his crew, checking out some cool music and got to know a bit more of the life a photographer had – who tended to travel wherever Steve went.
Urfa, officially known as Şanlıurfa; Arabic: al-Ruha; Kurdish: Riha; Armenian: Ուռհա, romanized: Uṙha; Syriac: ܐܘܪܗܝ, romanized: Ūrhāi and known in ancient times as Edessa, is a city with a population of over 2 million residents in south-eastern Turkey, and the capital of Şanlıurfa Province.
Now, you can go against the anger as it is intimidating – better to stay away from it – or you can use that same anger in your advantage to ride the waves faster and better. It’s what you get ‘’from the other side of fear’’.
It was very difficult at first, the cultural adaptation, homesickness and more than anything, not knowing the language. It was very challenging, but it wouldn’t be fun if it wasn’t.
Languedoc-Roussillon is located pretty near to the borders between France and Spain, and contains great beaches to visit. We rented a car and had a good playlist for the 2h ride there. It’s not the easiest journey when driving up North, you’ll get tricky roads and bumpy rides.
The good thing about Amsterdam is you end up discovering cute little unconventional coffee shops in any alley you walk by, so there’s always places to go if you’d like a controlled sense of self