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    Beaches in Southern Turkey

    Turkey has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.  Between Kaputaş, Kaş, Antalya, Olympos, Fetiye, Datça and Bodrum, I spent A LOT of my time exploring beaches along Turkey’s Southern Coast. I didn’t travel through the country in a…

    November 8, 2015
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    Visiting Pamukkale – Turkey’s Cotton Palace

    One of my favorite places to visit in Turkey was UNESCO Heritage site Pamukkale (translates to “Cotton Palace”).   It may look like we are somewhere cold and snowy, but this white wonderland is actually made of mineral formations and travertine terraces.  It’s…

    November 2, 2015
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    Istanbul

    I fell in love with Istanbul.   At times, Istanbul felt very familiar and natural to me.  Other times, it was a completely different and foreign world.  I loved the regular Call to Prayer sounding from the…

    October 16, 2015
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    Bathing in Turkey

    I had two eccentric bathing experiences while in Turkey.  First was at a Turkish Hamam in Cappadocia and the second was a Mud Bath in Dalyan. Bath #1: A trip to the hamam Visiting a hamam…

    October 13, 2015
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    Float On: Cappadocia Edition

    ♦  ♦  ♦  Pictures don’t do this justice, but here is a photo summary of my hot air balloon adventure over Cappadocia:   We celebrated our return by toasting non-alcoholic champagne and cranberry cocktails.  The folks over at Voyager Balloons also presented…

    October 13, 2015
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    The Magical Land of Cappadocia

      Many tourists visit Turkey for Cappadocia alone.  If you haven’t already done Google Image Search of Cappadocia, you should. You will find a ton of breathtaking photos of hot air balloons floating over bizarre rock formations.  The landscape is…

    October 11, 2015