Monthly Archives: April 2019

Portugal: first impressions

My first unexpected impression of Portugal was before we even left Turkey.  We think of Europe as being just around the corner — many people fly from Germany to Antalya for a long weekend, for example.  I was surprised by … Continue reading

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Skiing the Kaçkar again

Even though Peter didn’t come on this trip, I have to thank him for making my ski trip happen this year.  Peter initiated an e-mail discussion about potentially skiing together, and that’s what got me thinking about skiing in the … Continue reading

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Erzurum, gateway to some of Turkey’s most breath-taking scenery

In order to get from Muş to the Kaçkar Mountains, once again I came through and had to spend the night in Erzurum.  I’ve counted that I’ve been to the city nine times now.  I first came here with Sage … Continue reading

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