Kapadokya Seramik – handmade pottery

Cappadocia is known for beautifully handmade and hand-painted ceramics.  It is an ancient Turkish art.  One of my favorite places is Kapadokya Seramik, a family owned business. It is a quite large location with much to choose from, one piece more beautiful than the next. At Kapadokya Seramik, they generally make the ceramics in winter, but... Continue Reading →

Beypazari Festival this weekend!

The Beypazari Festival has started and will continue through Sunday evening. There will be many concerts, exhibitions and activities.  There are also booths selling local food,arts, crafts, and other items. Beypazari is a tiny, lovely village, full of restored Ottoman homes, approximately 100 km from Ankara. I believe there are buses running there. It is also famous for... Continue Reading →

St. Nicholas Church, Demre (Myra)

During our week in Kaş, my husband and I set out on our own sightseeing adventure.  We drove to the neighboring town of Demre, formerly known as Myra.  It was about a 45 minute drive - beautiful greenery, mountains, and sea side.  Our first stop was the Church of St. Nick, THE St. Nick, Santa Claus!!... Continue Reading →

Antik Pazari – Asagi Ayranci

Ankara boasts a rather large antique bazaar.  It travels around the city and lands in my neighborhood, Asagi Ayranci, on the first Sunday of every month. I mentioned it briefly in an earlier post, "Junking," where I claimed it's "not that big."  Well, I am not sure if my perception has changed or the pazar... Continue Reading →

Up ↑