If you follow my blog or social media at all, you know I am a sucker for history. And there’s nothing more historical than ruins! This Faraway Friday, we’re heading to Ephesus and its beautiful neighbor, Izmir, Turkey! 10. The Ephesus Museum Ephesus should certainly be an all-day stop on your list, but this museum… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit Ephesus, Turkey
It’s that day of the week again: Faraway Friday! And this week I’m letting you in on the top 10 reasons you should the enchanting, striking, and ancient region of Cappadocia (also known as Kapadokia). Here are the reasons it simply can’t be missed: 10. Food Traditions Cappadocia is a different world. Its people are… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit Cappadocia, Turkey
It’s a very special What I Ate Wednesday… It’s my birthday! This year I’m celebrating with some of my favorite and most iconic “eats” around the world. When one thinks of Paris, they think of the Eiffel Tower… and a macaron. When one thinks of England, they think of Big Ben… and fish ‘n chips.… Continue reading What I Ate: Iconic Eats
It’s What I Ate Wednesday! This week we’re remembering our unforgettable two-week excursion to Turkey! And here’s what we ate along the way. Breakfast Breakfast in Turkey was quite varied! One day I had French toast, another day it was cheese, veggies, and bread. Occasionally there were eggs, usually hard boiled–sorry I missed getting a… Continue reading What I Ate in Turkey
Originally published on 14 September 2011. We decided we wanted a day to sleep as late as we could, and so we did! Dan beat us all, of course, as he usually does when it comes to sleeping in. Andrea and I got up and went to breakfast, and we were in for a tremendous… Continue reading Final Days in Turkey!
Originally published on 14 September 2011. And so begins our Sunday in Ephesus! We went to the bus stop to catch the Efes (Turkish for Ephesus) bus and were there within 10 minutes of leaving the place where we were staying. Lickety split, easy as that! Tickets into Ephesus were 20 Lira, about $11, in… Continue reading Ephesus
Originally published 12 September 2011. So here we are in Selcuk! (Pronounced “Sell-chuck”.) We got in around 9:00 or so Friday night, and around 10:00 or so, we were treated to a true Turkish experience! Apparently, someone joined the Turkish Army, and when that happens, there’s a big parade in the street—and it happened to… Continue reading The Turkish Market
Originally published on 11 September 2011. I do not want to take away from this day. My prayers are with our country, those serving, those whose families have been affected. I am looking very forward to returning home soon! Where did we leave off? Turkish coffee (regular and “official” Turkish coffee) is not my preferred… Continue reading Hiking Goreme
Originally published 7 September 2011. And this morning was… the Great Balloon Ride Extravaganza! Up at 5:00, picked up in a van with a bunch of people I don’t know, ate a little, not so wonderful pre-packaged muffin and instant coffee, and then it was time to get into the balloon! It looked like mass… Continue reading Hot Air Balloons and Fairy Chimneys
Originally published on 7 September 2011. Whew! Yesterday was quite a day! Probably our most relaxing yet, actually. We started out with a late breakfast (made to order, included in the hotel stay!) and took to the hills! First stop: Reservations for a hot-air balloon ride! I was the only one who’s really interested in… Continue reading Cappadocia by Air!