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How to Respectfully Visit a Mosque

  Have you ever visited a mosque? It can be kind of intimidating, especially for women, if you’ve never been in one before. So that’s why I decided to write up a quick guide of do’s and don’t’s so you won’t have to miss out on this cultural and spiritual experience on your travels! What… Continue reading How to Respectfully Visit a Mosque

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How to Get an Impossible Visa

Think you can’t visit the country you want because you’re not allowed to get the visa? Don’t give up hope! The recent ban on visas for Turkish and American citizens, which was recently lifted, had a lot of people scrambling to find a way to get the visa they wanted so desperately. In fact, some… Continue reading How to Get an Impossible Visa

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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

Turkey · Uncategorized · World Foods

What to Eat 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 to Eat in Turkey

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Final Days 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!

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Ephesus

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