A look back at the year that was 2020 through photos plus some travel goals for 2021
Disappearing languages. Lost cities. Giant caves. New foods. Sore feet.
Welcome to The Blog! This is where we will be sharing our adventures, anecdotes, and maybe even the odd grain of wisdom learned from our experiences and from the amazing people we meet both close to home in Istanbul and all over this magnificent country.
After Bursa we explore the ruins of Nicaea and meet the people who are keeping the legacy and traditions of İznik ceramics alive after 500 years.
With all the grandeur, and mystique of an imperial capital, Bursa was bound to be an amazing blend of beautiful sights and hidden gems with some interesting characters sprinkled in between.
Weaving our way through the Turkish countryside visiting ancient cities, ruins, and monuments then capping it off with a birthday party for a complete stranger
We go back to Konya and revisit some familiar sites, try some new foods, and take a look into part of the mystical character of Konya’s cultural landscape.
Returning to Afyon to hike through more of the Ancient Phrygian homeland with its caves, ancient churches, rock cut shrines, and stunning nature.
We take the world’s most burning questions about Turkey according to Google and dive into the stories, trivia, meaning, and history behind them.
A look into the amazing world of Afyon’s Eber Lake, where boats ferry sickle wielding harvesters through muddy channels and reed choked water ways.
Stories from meeting with some interesting characters in Afyon’s old quarter; one of the most authentic and active old neighborhoods I’ve seen in Turkey.
I discover a market stall in Istanbul where a cotton candy type treat is made the traditional way by pulling melted sugar by hand.