Monthly Archives: June 2011

Turkey Days 8-10

I thought it was hilarious to hear The Backstreet Boys music playing at the pool bar as we arrived in the port town of Kucadasi.  Situated in southwestern Turkey, along the Aegean Sea, it’s a convenient base for travelling to … Continue reading

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Day 7 – Hiking the Red Valley

We were fortunate to have Gokhan guide us on a 4 km. hike through the Red Valley of Cappadocia.  We were treated to a gift of wonderful scenery, including rock cut churches, eroded valleys, crevices, tunnels and fields of flowers. … Continue reading

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By popular demand…click to enlarge

Everyone wanted to click on the images to see them big.  So in “The Underground City” you can CLICK to enlarge.  Enjoy.  I’ll work on the older 2 blogs to do the same, and let you know when they are … Continue reading

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Underground City

Our next adventure took us to Imagination Valley, aptly named for the rock formations that resemble shapes such an ostrich, kissing mushrooms, seals on a rock, a camel etc.  You can use your imagination, just like finding shapes in the … Continue reading

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Cappadocia

After a 12 hour overnight bus ride, we arrived in Urgup (Ewr goop), an ancient town in the area known as Cappadocia (which means, according to our private tour guide Gokhan,  Valley of Beautiful Horses). After settling into our cave … Continue reading

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Istanbul days 1-3

Istanbul: What an amazing city!  We had three days to explore the local ” district ” of Sultanahmet, one of the oldest neighborhoods and closest proximity to most of the ancient historical sites.  In fact, the “Blue Mosque”, (which is … Continue reading

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Turkey – 2011

Over the next month or so, we hope to add a new post to the blog (every day or three) sharing details and fun/fantastic images with all of you from this fabulous adventure. Turkey was absolutely amazing, and the people … Continue reading

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