Are you looking to pamper yourself during these cold and dreary winter months? Here's a great suggestion. I often get requests for information about visiting a "hamam." A hamam is a traditional Turkish Bath. They vary according to place; some are geared towards tourists and are more pricey; but most are traditional and a reasonable... Continue Reading →
Top Things to Do In Philadelphia In December 2015 — Visit Philadelphia — visitphilly.com
Check out the below link for the Top Things to Do In Philadelphia In December 2015. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Source: Top Things to Do In Philadelphia In December 2015 — Visit Philadelphia — visitphilly.com Photo courtesy of VisitPhilly.com
Outdoor Films in Ankara
Çankaya Belediyesi will be sponsoring an open-air movie festival at Karum AVM. The films will be held Friday and Tuesday evenings at 9pm outside of the mall from August 7th through September 18th. The films are Turkish and probably do not have English subtitles, but I am sure it will be a nice way to... Continue Reading →
Top 5 Things You May Not Know About Me
You see it all the time, in magazines, newspapers and blogs - the Top 5 list of this or that. It's all the craze, not to mention a great way to capture someone's attention. Working on that theme and the fact that AIA in coming to the end of its fifth year, I decided to... Continue Reading →
2014 in review – fun stats for AIA from WordPress
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 61,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people... Continue Reading →
Guess who’s Coming to GOP? Hobi Evi!!!
A couple of weeks ago, I was walking home from the Atakule area, when I decided to stop at the mall in Yukari Ayranci? What's that? You didn't know there was a mall in Ayranci? Well, that may be the reason that there aren't many shops in it. Ansera Alisveris Merkezi has just a handful... Continue Reading →
10 Things That Change Once You’ve Lived Overseas
Our friend Natalie at Turkish Travel Blog passed this article around the other day, from a blog called Taking Route. I found it really interesting and completely true. "10 Things that change once you've lived overseas." I got a good laugh out of some of it, like I am constantly forgetting words in English!! And... Continue Reading →
A Message to Turkish Mothers: about your sons . . .
I bet that title caught your eye! (Smile.) On almost a daily basis, I hear Turkish women complain about their husbands. He doesn't want to go anywhere. He doesn't do anything. He would never consider cooking for me. Well, I'm here to tell you, it is mostly your fault! Ouch! Turkish women, in general, treat... Continue Reading →
Q & A on the Adventure of Canyoning near Kas
During my recent week in Kaş on the Mediterranean Sea, I was offered the opportunity to go Canyoning. I wasn't sure I would have the physical ability to go canyoning - plus, I still struggle with a fear of water. (Although in hindsight, I think I could have done it!) So instead, I offer you this... Continue Reading →
Oh, the things we did!! Jeep Safari in Kaş
Along the road to Kaş, on that first day, we passed several Jeeps on the road. It didn't take long to discover they were on safari. Ha! Safari! I remember walking into the office of Xanthos the next day and point-blank asking one of the owners, "What kind of animals do you have in these parts?... Continue Reading →
Video of the Day – Kas Peninsula Drive
This is a video of the drive along the eastern coast of the Kas peninsula, from the tip of the peninsula back to the mainland. Really one of the best parts of my trip. Peaceful and beautiful.