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Faces of Turkey

October 12, 2013 - Thursday night I realized I had a deadline looming for a photo book deal I'd purchased. How I ended up with Faces of Tur...
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Last Day

May 25, 2012 - Our last day of the trip before our early morning flight to Istanbul and then back to the USA was an exciting one. It be...
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Cappadocia - May 24

May 24, 2012 - White volcanic rock covers a lot of Cappadocia. Wind and rain create the columns and cones. They are called tufas. It sh...
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Cappadocia - Whirling Dervishes - May 23

May 23, 2012 - I've been looking forward to Cappadocia, and now, here we are. The above image is one of my first captures of this amazi...
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Konya - Rumi Museum - May 23

May 23, 2012 - After breakfast, we left the small village where we spent the night to drive to Cappadocia. We stopped at the monastery...
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Overnight Homestay - May 22

May 22, 2012 - Our host family consists of a man and his wife who run a large farm, their two sons and their sons' wives, all of whom a...
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The Village - May 22

May 22, 2012 - In the late afternoon, we arrived in a small village near Lake Beyeshir in the Taurus Mountains where we will spend the...
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Moving On May 22

May 22, 2012 - Our wonderful bus driver - whose name I can never remember or pronounce, unfortunately, kept us on the road most of the...
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Antalya Muzesi - May 21

May 21, 2012 - The Anatalya Muzesi, an archeological museum, was a treat to visit. I've never seen better statues of the gods (like Her...
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Antalya May 20

May 20, 2012 - We're in Antalya, and it's beautiful here. Behlul took us on a walking tour for an hour or so this morning, and then we...
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St Nicholas - May 20

May 20, 2012 - We disembarked this morning and had a long day of driving on the bus toward Antalya. We stopped along the way to see rui...
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Fatiye Marina & Kayakoy, Ghost Town - May 19

May 19, 2012 - Fatiye is where our captain decided to moor the gulet today. There was a delightful marina there and we all enjoyed walk...
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Cleopatra's Bath - May 18

May 18, 2012 - We went by a small motor boat ashore to see the ruins of Cleopatra's bath, but weather prevented us from doing the big h...
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Excursion on the Dalyan River - May 17

May 17, 2012 - From the gulet today we took a small riverboat through the reeds on the Daylan River. Although I didn't get pictures of...
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Gulet Cruise - May 17

May 16, 2012 - Yesterday was a traveling day and I didn't take photos. We did stop at a Turkish carpet place which was interesting and...
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Ephesus - May 15

May 15, 2012 - Ephesus is one of the largest, best preserved ancient cities in the world. Highlights include the Library of Celsus (pic...
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Day in the Life of a Turkish Village - May 14

May 14, 2012 - After a very early flight from Istanbul to Izmir, we drove to a village where the goal was for us to experience village...
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Dolmabahce Palace, Asian side of Istanbul - May 13

May 13, 2012 - Today we saw a the Dolmabahce Palace which far outshines the Palace of Versailles in terms of opulence and grandeur. Tru...
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Football Championship in Istanbul - May 12

May 12, 2012 - Red & Gold are the colors of the team located on the European side of Istanbul, and today this whole part of the city se...
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Lovely Friday Evening at Suleymaniye Mosque - May 11

May 11, 2012 - Suleymaniye is our guide Behlul's favorite mosque. It was built in the 1550s at the height of the Ottoman empire. It was...
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Spice Market - May 11

May 11, 2012 - After our boat ride on the Bosphorus, we were on our own for lunch and exploring Istanbul's famous Spice Market....
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Cruise on the Bosphorus - May 11

May 11, 2012 - After we left the Chora, we were off to the Bosphorus, which is the strait that connects the Black Sea and the Mediterra...
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The Chora Monastery - May 11

May 10, 2012 - The Chora Museum that we visited first today used to be the center of a 4th century Byzantine Monastery. We saw magnific...
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Grand Bazaar - May 10

May 10, 2012 - The Grand Bazaar was a terrific experience for Betty and me even though we were not actually interested in shopping/buyi...
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Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern - May 10

May 10, 2012 - Today was once again filled with adventures here in Istanbul. We spent the morning at the Topkapi Palace, which is not o...
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May 9 - Street Scenes, etc.

May 09, 2012 - After our long day of sightseeing, Betty and I were on our own to wander around Istanbul. We enjoyed the local street fo...
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Archeological Museum in Istanbul - May 9

May 09, 2012 - The Archeological Museum opened in 1891 and contains the ancient sarcophagus prepared for Alexander the Great. (An examp...
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Hagia Sophia - May 9

May 09, 2012 - Our May 9th sightseeing certainly did not end with the Blue Mosque. We walked from there to Hagia Sophia which was the l...
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Blue Mosque - May 9

May 09, 2012 - Visiting the gorgeous Blue Mosque, famous for its blue tiled dome, was an exciting and interesting way to begin our firs...
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Welcome to Istanbul - May 8

May 08, 2012 - After a great time with the Bensons in NYC, I began my adventure in Turkey with a ten hour flight from JFK to Istanbul....
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