Category Archives: Turkey.
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January 7, 2015 Want to find out a little more about our time in Istanbul last year.
Check out this blog post to read about our day, or this post to see more pictures.
Gratitude Moment: Today I am grateful for our police force.
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February 26, 2014 Turkey is a land where many cultures have dominated, been overthrown, conquered, and deported.
It sits on the ancient Silk Road at the crossroad between East and West
The amount of information gained and the variety of experiences on a … Continue reading
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February 25, 2014 Saturday, February 22nd Today will be our longest bus ride – six hours worth.
Broken up with a nice lunch stop I enjoyed seeing the fresh offerings at the salad bar.
The restaurant had an attached grocery store that was … Continue reading
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2014 February 21st – Ankara Driving from Cappadocia to Ankara today
Our guide, Erdal, tells us more about Turkey, their culture, Ataturk, their war of independence, and the tax system.
Our weather is changing.
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Leave a comment Turkey ~ Cappadocia Sites
Göreme National Park, UNESCO, Ceramic factory.
February 24, 2014 February 20th, continued… (Warning, another long post) We started our day off with the optional early morning hot air balloon flight which I wrote about and posted a separate entry on.
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February 22, 2014 February 20th, Cappadocia Wake up call was set for 5:30 and departure for our group of 11 on the optional hot air balloon trip was 6:00.
The sky was just starting to lighten as we left the hotel.
A twenty-minute … Continue reading
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2014 The internet was pitifully slow in Cappadocia
so I am playing catch-up on my blog.
Warning, this is a long post.
February 19, 2014 Wednesday we traveled along the Silk Road which takes us through the flattest part of Turkey, … Continue reading , , , , Caravansary, Caravanserai, Carpet shop, , , Silk Road, , , Turkish Carpets, , Whirling Dervish Leave a comment Turkey ~ Mevlana (Whirling Dervish) Museum, Konya.
February 19, 2014 Tuesday, February 18th My brother-in-law, Mark, turns 60 today.
We will officially celebrate with him in a couple of days with a hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia.
Leaving the coastal Aegean area.
For a 5.5 hour drive toward central … Continue reading
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February 17, 2014 Monday, February 17th I’m irritated with myself this morning.
I’m working on my tiny iPad to post on here trying to let Tim sleep.
With clumsy fingers I tried to edit my post on Ephesus to correct a spelling error.
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