A Pasha’s Palace in a Land Far, Far Away

A Pasha's Palace in a Land Far, Far Away

Close to the Iraqi Border, Ä°shak Paşa Sarayı is Truly on the Edge Pashas, sultans, belly dancers, Scheherazade, and visions of 1001 Arabian Nights danced in my head as we headed to this palace in the farthest reaches of Eastern Turkey. […]

The Real World – More Fantastic Than The Dream

The Real World - More Fantastic Than The Dream

One of my inspirations for travel is the chance of finding yet another place on this great planet that will blow my mind. In a good way, of course. And it really isn’t all that hard to find these places. […]

Soaking Up Some Sun in Kizkalesi

Soaking Up Some Sun in Kizkalesi

Kizkalesi – A Mediterranean Paradise! One of our favorite places in Turkey is a small Mediterranean town called Kizkalesi. We have been several times, in summer and fall, and we’re always amazed with the weather. In the summer it isn’t too […]

Bursa and the Birth of the Ottoman Empire

Bursa World Heritage Site

In 2014, Bursa and Cumalikizik were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Bursa is the fourth largest city in Turkey and has for centuries been a center of trade. It was well-established on ancient trade routes trading, especially known […]

Istanbul Postcard

Istanbul Postcard

  It’s no secret that Turkey is one of my favorite countries in the entire world, so it should come as no surprise that its largest city,  Ä°stanbul, is that siren that is always calling my name.  Jim and I […]

Weekend Travel Inspiration – Turkey

Travel Inspiration Turkey

  Everyone knows how much I love Turkey!  Even after living there for four years, we never got tired of it.  There was always something new to discover, and oh! the food! Read on for some of our favorite posts […]

Bullfighting and Oil Wrestling in the Kaçkar Mountains of Turkey

Bullfighting Oil Wrestling

That’s some serious bull! Along with the melting of the snow, the green pastures of the yayla (high pastures) bring a sense of excitement to the isolated people of the Kaçkar mountains.  It is a time for picnics and festivals.  In Artvin, […]

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