Category Archives: Traveling

İshak Paşa Sarayı in Doğubayazit

If you’re passing through Doğubayazit, İshak Paşa Sarayı really is a must stop.  I wrote a very little about it once before when Sage and I bicycled through this region about six years ago.  The photos I’m posting here today … Continue reading

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Close to heaven in Çıralı?

Ferda used to love going to Olimpos.  She took me a number of times in the first year we were together.  But that was before she had spent any time in Çıralı.  It was two years ago when Ferda and … Continue reading

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Playing tourist in İzmir

I’ve been to İzmir quite a few times since that’s where Ferda grew up and where her parents still live.  However, until my visit last month, the only sort of touristy thing I’d done in İzmir was climbing in Kaynaklar, … Continue reading

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Tulip Festival in Kırşehir?

İstanbul makes a big deal out of their Tulip Festival each April.  I’ve never been so I can’t comment on that.  Howerver, I was pretty impressed by the flowers on our recent visit to Kırşehir.

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Bozcaada, Assos, Adatepe, Bergama: a three-day bus tour

I’ve been putting off writing this blog because I felt like it’d end up being pretty negative.  Ferda’s friend, Şebnem, does lots of these weekend bus tours.  She convinced Ferda to come on this tour last spring, and Ferda, in … Continue reading

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