Folks, I know it's cold out there! Why not consider some winter sports? About a 4-mile drive from Ankara,, in the heart of Anatolia, lies Kayseri. I call it the "financial heart" of Turkey. But it's more than that, it boasts a mountain larger than those in the German Alps! Erciyes, how I love ye,... Continue Reading →
If you are still thinking about taking a vacation in Turkey this summer, don't forget to take a look at our Travel Destinations page. On the page, we have gathered the blog posts of many of the places we have visited organized by general location. The posts contain photos, stories, and information of where to... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
The MiddleWow, what a week I had! Tomorrow I will start blogging the "good" of it. A week spent in the lovely town of Kaş, on the Turkish Mediterranean. It was awesome! We rented a lovely little apartment on the peninsula, right at the sea. We met a lot of interesting and great people. And we... Continue Reading →
The Kaş Pazarı is held every Friday. It's located on Ataturk Blv, just way the peninsula meets the town. There are a lot of good deals to be had and new things to try (like the fruit of a cactus)! Look for local olive oil, cheeses, and of course, the vegetables of the season!
If you have been on Facebook lately, you have certainly heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages... Continue Reading →
As I awoke this morning, I thought about how long it has been since I posted a blog. The thing about writing for me is that I need to write the moment a thought comes to me! Otherwise, my posts are dull or I just can't think of a topic. As the morning proceeded, I... Continue Reading →
Our story continues from our day of kayaking. You will recall that our group had piled into the minivan, worn and tired and happy from our day on the sea. The van gently rocked us into deep reflection as we nodded off to sleep. Suddenly, the van stopped abruptly and I saw a police car... Continue Reading →