Category Archives: Turkey

Mega-sized, even then

The first time we set eyes on the Roman Coliseum we were stunned at the sheer size of the place. The Colisuem held up to 80,000 spectators. What an amazing undertaking for a building project erected between 70-80 A.D.! We’ve … Continue reading

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Viewing World Cup Soccer as we traveled

It ended in Crete, Greece. We walked a few meters down our alley to the neighborhood bistro, Olga Gusto. Not our usual activity at 10pm. The owner waved to us with a smile and beckoned us to take front row … Continue reading

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Thousands of tiny stones and glass

The immense stone columns at archaeological sites may be the first thing you notice, but, then, the tiny bits of stone and glass forming the ancient mosaics draw you in for a careful study.  Mosaics are a clear depiction of … Continue reading

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Change of Plans

An important rule of travel: don’t always stick to your plans.  We were headed off to a restaurant in the early evening when we rounded the corner and saw the light was perfect for photographing the Blue Mosque and Aya … Continue reading

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Ding-a-ling, ding-a-ling

The six of us were on a day cruise off Bodrum, Turkey in the Aegean Sea.  We’d been lounging on deep blue mats soaking up the warm sun, enjoying the sea breezes, lulled into a deep calm.  Totally relaxed. Faintly, … Continue reading

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Up, up and away

Somewhere we read that the two best places for viewing from a hot air balloon are Cappadocia in Turkey and the great migration of animals in Africa.  We were in Cappadocia for four days with our cousins.  Here was our … Continue reading

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Baby Storks

Where we’re from there aren’t any storks.  OK, we’re not counting the mythical storks who bring babies to loving families.  So, it was a surprise to arrive in Selcuk, Turkey, site of the famous archaeological site, Ephesus, and discover storks. … Continue reading

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