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09/10

Once upon a time…

We’ve made it down to the surreal, Dali-esque region of Cappadocia in central Turkey. Whilst this involves a significant detour off the North Anatolian fault, we decided to come here because it provides yet another fascinating example of how earthquakes can shape people’s lives and profoundly effect the local geography.

Here…
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03/09

Something in the air tonight

Our aim all along has been to shun motorways and get as close as possible to fault lines themselves. Little did we expect, however, to be able to bed down in the crater of a volcano, our mats gently warmed by the earth below, inhaling air that has been proven…
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29/08

Interview with Villi Knudsen

Asked if he’s passionate about volcanoes Villi Knudsen tells us he’s interested in people who make shoes, he thinks being a postman would be an interesting job and that he enjoys watching his model train of an evening.
Not what you’d expect from a man who’s spent his life chasing…
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18/08

How do you say Eyjafjallajokull?

Out of everything we’ve been looking forward to visiting, Eyjafjallajokull was top of our list in Iceland. This is the volcano that erupted in March this year, causing complete chaos and disaster for Icelanders and Brits alike.
I’m not sure what we were expecting, but it wasn’t this:

The crater itself…
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13/08

Gateway to hell

One of our more nerve-racking days. The long bone-shaking drive through the interior came to an end and we reached Hekla – one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes, also known as the ‘Gateway to Hell’.
It has erupted over 20 times, and is surrounded by miles and miles of lava…
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