Happy Thanksgiving

Hope that everyone has a wonderful thanksgiving. In all my travels, I have learned that food, family, and friends bring us together. Today, Kevin and I will have a small dinner...just us and the kitties. The 12.5 lb turkey is in the oven. Gobble gobble.

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 over friendly owner, who speaks perfect British English, offered tea, and then given a hard-sale... Continue Reading →

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 the structure. It was built in the year of 135 AD, in the memory of... Continue Reading →

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 a lovely lunch and sampled local wines. The shopping was very good as well. Many... Continue Reading →

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