World churches get a door to the world from Hatay

In this time of political chaos in Turkey, I would like to share the following article with you.  I came across it this morning in a Turkish newspaper.  It caught my eye because of its simple beauty:  no politics, no fighting, no blaming.  No chaos.  It does, however, involve religion, but the article is not... Continue Reading →

A day at Kyrenia (Girne), Northern Cyprus

Kyrenia (Greek: Κερύνεια;Turkish: Girne) is a town on the northern coast of Cyprus, noted for its historic harbour and castle. Internationally recognised as part of the Republic of Cyprus, it is under the control of the de facto Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and capital of its Girne District. Once predominantly inhabited by Greek Cypriots, Kyrenia's population consists now largely of Turkish Cypriots, British people... Continue Reading →

Bellapais Abbey, Northern Cyprus

After having spent time caring for my sister and just days before her death, my husband treated me to a weekend in Northern Cyprus.  I can't say it was a carefree weekend, but we did our best to enjoy it. Below are some photos from our our visit to Bellapais Abbey,  the ruin of a monastery... Continue Reading →

A Day in Assos

I must give my apologies to you, my readers.  I sometimes leave you hanging. . . You may recall the posts I did back in September after a four day trip to Çanakkale.  Unfortunately, these types of posts, with lots of photos, are very time consuming.  So once again, I never got to the last day... Continue Reading →

Adventures in Troy

Day 2 of our trip to Çanakkale started with a trip from Bursa to Troy. Although I had read that Troy wasn't much to see, I was really looking forward to it.  I tried hard to remember which high school teacher had forced me to read Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey to no avail.  On this... Continue Reading →

Bursa and Inegöl

Yet another holiday recently gave us the opportunity for a long weekend trip.  We decided to visit Bursa and the region of Çanakkale. We drove from Ankara, and the first stop was İnegöl.  We only stopped briefly for lunch as it is known for its İnegöl Köfte.  I got a real kick out of the newspaper on top... Continue Reading →

Open Air Cinema – Hot Fun in the Summertime!

CerModern boasts an Open Air Theatre and is showing international films every Tuesday night, 26 June through September 25, 2012.  Last night we saw Burn After Reading, starring Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and John Malkovich. Yeah, it's hot.  It's pretty, pretty, pretty hot.  But being outdoors in the Summertime is all I want from life.... Continue Reading →

Ode to the Porch

People are always asking me what I miss from the States while I am living in Ankara.  My answers are always the same.  Family.  Friends.  Food. This week, I realized there are other things.  I really miss the greenery everywhere.  In Ankara, we have beautiful parks.  And we can drive outside of the city to... Continue Reading →

Traditional Turkey in Ankara Hisar

Adventures in Ankara welcomes guest blogger, Emma Stone. Emma is a travel ‘fundi’ who spent a year back-packing in Nepal. She is based in London and writes about finding budget holidays in unusual places. Ankara is an exciting city to visit if you’re interested in Turkey’s ancient history. It has many examples of traditional architecture, completed... Continue Reading →

Ankara: A History Buff’s Paradise

Although the huge city of Istanbul often steals the headlines, Ankara is finally starting to raise its own head above the parapet and make a name for itself as a first class destination for tourists and seasoned travellers to visit – especially those interested in ancient history and those who love the hustle and bustle... Continue Reading →

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