Memories of Istanbul: Exploring the Old Sultanahmet

Memories of Istanbul: Exploring the Old Sultanahmet

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Turkey | No Comments

In this second of two blog posts, I’m sharing pictures and memories of our travels in Turkey. We visited in 2006, when U.S. State Department warnings and acts of terrorism were not a concern for tourists in Istanbul. I’ve thought about our time there quite often the past six months, watching cruise lines replace Istanbul […]

Memories of Kusadasi, Turkey: Ephesus, Mary’s House & The Temple of Artemis

Memories of Kusadasi, Turkey: Ephesus, Mary’s House & The Temple of Artemis

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Turkey | No Comments

The NPR reporter was talking about the president of Turkey as I put my car in reverse and backed out of our garage. But before I could leave the driveway, his words turned into a gibberish buzz when I heard the name Atatürk. Suddenly, instead of focusing on the news of the day, my mind […]