From the eyes of a tourist: My first visit to Ankara

Hello old friends!  It’s been a long time.  And I am feeling a bit nostalgic tonight.  It’s over a year now since we returned to the States.  Although I felt relieved when we left, I can’t say I don’t miss Turkey.  I do, I really do.

Tonight I pulled out an old hard drive looking for a video.  One thing led to another.  Before I knew it, I was looking at photos of my first trip to Turkey.

B and I had been dating for more than a year when we took that trip in 2005.  I no longer recall, but I guess we spent about 2 weeks visiting his family in Ankara and Aksaray. We also made little side trips to Salt Lake (Tuz Golu) and Kapadokya – the first of many.

After all the things we experienced while living in Turkey, it is still these photos from my first visit, before our marriage, that bring back the memories, the emotions, the scents, the sights of a truly beautiful corner of the world.

My favorite moments of that trip remain the those spent with B’s family, those I came to know better and to love over the years.  My family.

Missing you all . . .

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