Monthly Archives: December 2013

Çalbalı, a short hike near Antalya

One of the prominent but not very high peaks to the west of Antalya is Çalbalı Dağı.  It’s only 1650m, low enough that it still has trees on top.  It looks like there could be good climbing routes to the … Continue reading

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Kurban Bayramı — Turkish Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday in the US.  Sure, a lot of turkeys are sacrificed, but it’s really all about a time to get together with friends and family and eat and drink and talk.  My first experience spending Kurban … Continue reading

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Eight hours in Düsseldorf

On my trip west Air Berlin was nice enough to give me an overnight in Berlin where I was able to see Antje.  On the way back, however, it was eight hours in Düsseldorf which I wasn’t really looking forward … Continue reading

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