Entries from Postcards from the Trail tagged with 'Turkey'

Priene, Turkey

October 17,2011 We awoke to the braying of the donkey in the valley below our hotel in Sirince. The light was muted through the curtains so we knew it was still overcast. It was also very cold but no...

Şirince Houses

October 16, 2011 Here are some more pictures of Şirince. These show the unique architecture that is being restored in the village. Farming is also an important part of the community and the farmers brought both their equipment and their...

Şirince

October 16, 2011 Şirince was our second destination in Turkey. We wanted to spend part of our Turkey vacation along the Aegean area of Western Turkey. The ancient Greek and Roman ruins, primarily Ephesus, were the primary draw to...

Frescoes at Yediler

October 20, 2011 After hiking about 2 hours, we reached the ruins of Yediler also known as the Monastery of the Seven Brothers. The walls are all that is left of the monastery. You can find the small stone...

Hike to Yediler - Monastary of the Seven Brothers

October 20, 2011 The next morning we awoke to the braying of the donkey in the yard behind the pension and the call to prayer by the local muezzin. There are 5 calls to prayer and we got so...

Lake Bafa

October 19, 2011 We wanted to spend our last days in Turkey away from the crush of tourists. We also were looking for someplace where we might have a chance to do a hike and do some wildflower hunting....

Sultanahmet

Hagia Sophia Jet lag hit us hard last night. Neither one of us slept very well. We were also slow on getting around but we finally made it out. This was our day to explore the older historic district...

Istanbul walking in the rain and food

G and I fell right to sleep but woke several times. I slept through the morning call to prayer but G heard it. We finally got up about 9 am and got out to get supplies. First stop coffee....

Arrival in Istanbul

Well the day finally came to depart. We headed to the airport after leaving our car at our good friends near the airport. The first leg was a codeshare on United. I was worried because we hadn't gotten seats...

Western Aegean and What is the price of gas?

View Larger Map Ephesus - zoom in (+) to see the ruins We have gotten more into the nitty and gritty of our itinerary. We have been looking at our time in the along the Aegean Sea in Western...

Istanbul Food

I am excited to explore Turkish Food. Typically in the past I have been able to get a handle on typical food served and what to expect on a menu. Of course, it helps knowing a bit of the Latin...

Turkey - Departure in one week

Well it is down to just a week before we leave for Turkey. It has been a long wait - a bit longer than we typically do for a trip. We are not the type that start planning as...

Turkish Red Lentil Soup

I found a wonderful cookbook at my local library - Turquoise A Chef's Travels in Turkey by Greg and Lucy Malouf. I have thoroughly been enjoying the gorgeous photographs and the recipes all sound wonderful. I thought I would...

Destination: Turkey

We are going to Turkey! It has been on our list for a long time. It fits well into our preference for travel in the Fall. I asked for two weeks off and my request was approved. We found some...