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To the Magnificent Land of the Turks
I have made it to the Middle East and the wonderful city of Istanbul, in Turkey.
This blog follows my first full day in Istanbul. I explore the Aya Sofya and the Hippodrome and have a grand time.
One Thousand and One Nights in a Day
In this blog I take a journey into the famous stories from One Thousand Nights and a Night during a visit to the opulent Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.
Lazy Days in Istanbul
I slowed the pace down a bit in my exploration of Istanbul. This blog follows my final days in the grand city of the sultans.
This blog follows my journey from Istanbul to Safranbolu and Amasra. There are a lot of wonderful sights and some great language lessons.
Into the Mysterious Land of the Troglodyte
In this blog I visit Cappadocia, one of the most amazing places in Turkey. I immerse myself in the splendors of the underground world and experience some first class travel hassles - It is a great time!
A Short Journey into Mesopotamia
This blog follows an unexpected journey to the town of Urfa in Turkey. I tour the ruined biblical city of Harran and explore the wonders of the pilgrim city of Urfa.
Across the Desert to the Mausoleum of a Commagene King
This blog follows our journey on foot to the summit of Mt. Nimrut and the mysterious tomb of King Antiochus I for sunset.
Onward to Lycia
This blog follows my journey from Mt. Nimrut to the Mediterranean coast and the magical tourist town and ruin of Olympos. I go on an epic kayak tour and visit with the mythical Chimera.
Over a Sunken City
This blog follows a quick journey along Turkey's Lycian Way to the city of Kaş, including a kayak journey over a sunken ancient city.
To the Cotton Castle
This blog follows my journey to Pamukkale and the wonderful travertine pools and the ruins of Hierapolis, my first visit to a major Classical city.
This blog is about my visit to the magnificent Classical city of Aphrodisias.
The First of Seven Wonders
This blog follows my journey to the town of Selçuk and the wonderful ancient ruins of Ephesus. I also pay a visit to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
A Quick Stop in a Tourist Town
This blog follows my quick journey to the town of Bodrum and the wonderful sites there.
Ramazan in Troy
This blog follows my short return to Turkey and an exploration of the fabled city of Troy.
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