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Turkey

Hindsight – A Somewhat Self Indulgent Look Back on 2015 Travels

January 5, 2016 19 comments

Zentangle Inspired Art Peace Bird

Actually, this look back is probably more like full on self indulgent, partly so I will be able to remember the pretty good year that just passed and partly for the few people who bemoan the loss of our my yearly newsletter that was tucked into the snail mail holiday cards I used to send. We […]

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G Adventures – Best of Turkey Trip Report

April 23, 2015 32 comments

Ayasuluk Fortress at Selcuk, Turkey

When Mr. Excitement was invited to speak to his physician/scientist peeps in Israel, I looked at the map and realized this was our chance to travel in Turkey which had been on my list of places to visit ever since it was highly recommended by our travel blogger son, Mr. The World or Bust. We […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #212 – Magical Thinking Edition (and Some More Tangle Inspirations from Turkey and Israel)

April 7, 2015 33 comments

[If Zentangle is a new concept for you, start here.] Zentangle peeps, how many shirts (or other articles of clothing) have you ruined with indelible black ink? I’m wearing one of my ink stained shirts as we speak. I kept it to wear when I’m doodling tangling. The problem is, I didn’t put it on […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #210 – Expletive Deleted Edition from Tel Aviv, Israel

March 25, 2015 18 comments

Ceiling in the Blue Mosque, Istanbul

(If you’re clueless about Zentangle, start here.) This week, the Zentangle Diva, Laura Harms, challenged us to use a spiral as the string (guide) for our tile (composition). I’m afraid I got a little considerably carried away with the spiral thing. Rather than just treating it as a string, my tile has spirals coming out […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #209 – Ayvalik, Turkey Edition

March 16, 2015 31 comments

[If you’ve never heard of Zentangle, start here.] This week’s Zentangle Diva’s challenge has been a cross-cultural experience for me. As I was contemplating how I was going to “green up” a tile (composition) honoring the Christian Saint Patrick, I was sitting on the veranda of our pension in Ayvalik, Turkey, listening to battling calls […]

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Take Your Holiday in Turkey Off the Beaten Path

September 25, 2014 4 comments

Daylan Turkey mud baths at Lake Koycegiz

If you are visiting Turkey on holiday, there are some places that are are on most travelers’ “must see” list. Among them are the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Mount Nemrut, the Blue Mosque, and, of course, the Hagia Sophia. If you are seeking sun and relaxation, you might head to the Turkish Riviera along Turkey’s Aegean […]

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Turkish Delight: Bathe in the Historical and Natural Beauty of Hierapolis – Pamukkale

July 10, 2013 4 comments

Roman Ampitheatre at Hierapolis, Turkey

(This article is sponsored by Thomas Cook, providing affordable holidays to Turkey). Although northern Europe, including the United Kingdom, is a worthy travel destination for its world class cities and charming countryside, tourists certainly do not flock there for the weather. Indeed, during much of the year, northern European locals themselves look elsewhere to escape […]

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