Rumors about Security Alerts: After the March 13, 2016 attack near Güvenpark in the Kızılay district of Ankara, which killed 35 people, rumors started to spread that the Americans were warned about the terrorist attack beforehand. While there was some basis for this rumor, the information was misconstrued and the newspapers helped to spread the rumor... Continue Reading →
I am visiting West Chester, PA. On my first day here, I had the opportunity to visit the Trump rally at WC University. Stop right there -- I am a firm DUMP TRUMP person. I can't even imagine life in a world where that guy is the President of what already is one of the... Continue Reading →
A Message from the: Embassy of the United States of America Ankara, Turkey Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Embassy Services Limited for December 14 and 15 Due to a possible security threat against the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, the Embassy will have limited consular services available on Monday, December 14 and Tuesday, December 15, 2015. ... Continue Reading →
In case you missed this last week, we were named one of the "Inspiring Expat Blogs on Turkey" by the Hurriyet Daily News! You can read the article by clicking here. We joined the likes of some of our best blogger friends: Natalie at Turkish Travel Blog; Alan at Archers of Okcular; and Duke at Captivating... 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 →
My husband and I joined the great folks from Xanthos Travel for another day on the water, sea kayaking at Kekova. Our guide, Alkan, was super fit and super knowledgeable. We met at the office around 7:30 a.m. Why so early? Well, they take their "adventures" very seriously down in Kaş. Water traffic has increased in... 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.
Kaş, Turkey.Sometimes we come across things in life that words really can't describe. Kaş is one of them. So please bear with me, my thoughts, my photos . . . As you know, my husband and I spent 3 days there a couple of years ago. It was fabulous. And there was just no way that... Continue Reading →
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!