Category Archives: Turkey

Carpet Weaving School

We took a break from visiting the ruins after lunch to learn about carpet weaving. Turkish carpets are highly valued and heavily promoted, especially in Istanbul. If you are not careful, you will be invited into a shop by an … Continue reading

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The Library of Celsius (Ephesus)

Today’s journey was a walk through time. As we meandered through the ancient ruins at Ephesus we crested a hill only to be greeted by the remains of the Library of Celsius. We stopped in amazement as we gazed upon … Continue reading

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Thundar explores the ruins

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Hierapolis and the Cascades

After a three hour drive, we arrived at Heirapolis, an ancient Greco-Roman city on top of the Cascades. Waking through the ancient ruins was breathtaking. The Cascades were stunning. The walk on the water was a bit slippery but worth … Continue reading

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Sirince

After an early flight to Izmir and a short van ride, we arrived in the Greek village of Sirince. This small village, of only about 700 locals, is in sharp contract to the over 16 million of Istanbul. We enjoyed … Continue reading

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Thundar in Istanbul

Thundar had a very busy day escorting Brinanna and Chad through the historic old city of Istanbul. He led our group to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and the palace of the sultans. As you can see, he was eager … Continue reading

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Class is in session…

Brianna and Chad attened a full day of classes during their first day in Turkey. Their instructor, Murat, briefly lectured on the background of each of the historic sites and then allowed them time to explored for themselves. Today’s class … Continue reading

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