Monthly Archives: March 2016

Erosion Paints a Canvas

Wind and water have carved a bizarre landscape out of the soft, volcanic rock that constitutes Cappadocia. The result of eons of erosion is a strange, yet captivating, canvas. Humans moved into Cappadocia almost 4,000 years ago to farm the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Bedrock

When watching the cartoon, The Flintstones, as a kid, I never imagined I’d ever get to Bedrock to visit Wilma and Fred — but I have arrived! I’m sitting in the Bedrock Cave Hotel in the town of Göreme which … Continue reading

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Go Figure

One of the things that I enjoy most about life on the road is learning something new. Travel affords plenty of opportunities to do that provided you’re open to it. John and I were taking in the flower power of … Continue reading

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This Whole Country is a Museum

One of the many reasons John and I have made this third trip to Turkey is because the entire country is a museum. Take your pick, indoors or out, there is always something amazing to see. We practice hub-and-spoke travel, … Continue reading

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Saddlebag Island

Heybeliada is the second largest island (583 acres) in the Prince Islands, a small group of islands in the Sea of Marmara right off the coast of Istanbul. Heybeli means “saddlebag” and when looking at the island from a distance, … Continue reading

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The FUD Factor

The politics of fear is sweeping the globe. It’s certainly playing a central role in the presidential campaign in the USA right now. It’s engulfing Europe. Those in power and those seeking power have often used it to advance their … Continue reading

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Over the River and Through the Woods to Çarşamba Pazari

Ever gone around your elbow to find your ear? That’s exactly what John and I did today — with the “help” of Google Maps no less! It’s market day in Fatih and we arose early to be at the market, … Continue reading

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