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10 Reasons to Visit Adana

It’s Faraway Friday, and this week it’s all about beautiful Adana in Turkey! This is one of the most beautiful and surprising areas of the world I’ve ever visited, and for those reasons, it’s one of the most memorable. Here are 10 reasons you should start planning your visit! 10. Beautiful Architecture We went straight… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit Adana

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10 Reasons to Visit Istanbul

It’s Faraway Friday, and this week we’re jetting off to exotic Istanbul! If you’ve talked to me about my most and least favorite places I’ve visited, Istanbul does not make the most favorite list. Turkey was an amazing country to visit, however, and Istanbul did have some high notes. If you find yourself in Istanbul,… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit Istanbul

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10 Reasons to Visit Ephesus, Turkey

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

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10 Reasons to Visit Cappadocia, 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

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What I Ate: Iconic Eats

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

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What I Ate in Turkey

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

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The Turkish Market

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

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Hiking Goreme

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