If you want to get away for the holidays and really enjoy something special, here’s a tour you should consider – 5 days of Awesomeness in Turkey.
The legacies of the Hittites, Greeks, Romans, Christian apostles, Byzantines, Ottoman Turks & the other civilizations that have called this land home have made Turkey into a vast outdoor museum full of beautiful, intriguing sites.
Camel Wrestling Near Ephesus It’s hard to imagine anything more exciting than the camel wrestling [...]
I felt the feeling that true explorers get as I looked on the ruins of Olympos- even if it was only for a fleeting instant
Kayakoy is an eerie place. It looks like there should be a lot of people living there – but there aren’t. It’s like a holocaust film.
In honor of Halloween, I present to you the only legenary monster story I have thus far been able to unearth in Turkey – the Seamonster of Lake Van
It turns out that following the guy in the bad suit, wasn’t such a bad idea after all. He walked us right to the guest hose we had chosen, the Otel Gunes in Central Bursa, talked with the family that ran the place to make sure they had a room and then shook my hand and gave a merry wave before heading off. This kind of kindness from strangers we found to be common in Turkey and unlike in Morocco, the strangers didn’t ask us for anything. They didn’t ask for our phone numbers, emails, for us to visit their uncle’s carpet shops, about starting a business, or anything else. Turkey is the home to unpremeditated kindness that isn’t looking for something in return.
Winter travel in Turkey is cheaper, has less crowds, and is good fun. However, one problem is the cold. It sort of ruins idea of swimming. Kusadasi has an incredibly bad or good reputation, depending on who you speak with.
Earlier this year, before her 1st birthday, my daughter had the opportunity to visit the real home of Santa Claus.