Posts Tagged ‘Dasha’

Population Exchange between Turkey & Greece

Population Exchange between Turkey & Greece

Can you even imagine a day in which the ruler of your country says that you and over a million of your neighbors have to relocate … to another country? That is exactly what happened in 1923, known as the “population exchange” between Greece and Turkey. After WWI, the Ottoman Empire fell apart leading to […]

Lycian Tomb of Amyntas

Lycian Tomb of Amyntas

Photo of the week: Lycian Tomb of Amyntas, built in 4th Century B.C, carved into into sheer rock on a cliff above Fethiye, Turkey. On its walls is written in Greek letters “Amyntou tou Ermagiou”, telling us that Amyntas was the son of Hermagios. This tomb is the largest and highest, so we can assume Amyntas was a very […]

Ölüdeniz NO Butterfly Valley YES

Ölüdeniz NO Butterfly Valley YES

Barfing in a bag on a bus would prove to be a bad omen. I blamed the hamburger I ate my last night in Egypt for my upchuck, and considered once again becoming a traveling vegetarian. Dasha tried to comfort me with the image of a stunning blue lagoon on the cover of her guidebook, […]

Turkish Hot Air Balloon

Turkish Hot Air Balloon

PHOTO OF THE WEEK:  Sunrise balloon ride over mystical Cappadocia, Turkey.  

Turkey. A new country in an old land

Turkey. A new country in an old land

TURKEY Where East meets West Where legends like Alexander the Great use to roam Where the Trojan War took place Where ancient ruins tell stories Where dynasties and cultural legacies are still prevalent in a modern times By far one of the most fascinating countries I have ever visited! Turkey is a new country in […]

Destined for Turkey

Destined for Turkey

“Give your phone to a Turk and I will give mine to one too.  They can talk and figure out where we both are,” Dasha suggested in a creative attempt to find me. It had seemed like an easy enough plan to meet each other at the Otogar (bus station) in Izmir to begin our […]

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