Hagia Sofia

Posted December 8, 2012  /   By Adam and Amanda  /  0 Comments

Istanbul has been near the top of my “must go” list for as long as I remember.  I had built up in my head so much excitement and mystery about this city that it was going to be impossible for it to actually live up to my expectations.  But I think it did.  It’s hard …

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Must Climb!

Posted December 6, 2012  /   By Adam and Amanda  /  3 Comments

The region of Cappadocia in Turkey, has an incredibly strong sense of place.  By this, I mean that yo never really forget that you are in Cappadocia, and this is a good thing.  It is basically like being in the town of Bedrock from the Flinstones.  You are surrounded by stone spires or “Fairy Chimneys” …

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Travertine Pools at Pamukkale

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I think that the “Cotton Castle” of Pamukkale is one of the most unique and beautiful sites in the world.  From a distance it looks like a snow covered mountain, but as you approach, you see that there are little pools and waterfalls cascading down the side of the mountain.  Then as you get even …

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Statue at Aphrodisias

Posted December 4, 2012  /   By Adam and Amanda  /  0 Comments

This little known archeological site, located a few hours east of Ephesus, was recommended to us as being superior in a lot of ways even to Ephesus.  We decided to make a stop there on our way to Pamukkale.  We arrived at about 4pm and had to park our car and take a tractor the …

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Library at Ephesus

Posted November 27, 2012  /   By Adam and Amanda  /  2 Comments

The site of Ephesus in western Turkey is one of the most well preserved Roman cities in the world.  The most famous building is the epic library facade, but you can easily spend a day walking along the Marble Street, exploring ancient amphitheaters, early Christian hideouts and churches, and our favorite: The Terrace Houses.  The …

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