Of Fairy Chimneys and Hot Air Balloons (Cappadocia, Turkey)

There is little else in this world that could take all the enervation from a 12-hour overnight bus journey away in an instant than Cappadocia (pronounced Kapadosha outside Turkey, or Kapadokya locally); or more specifically, Göreme, probably the most famous town in the Cappadocian region. Read More …

10 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Turkey

With all that has been happening recently concerning some terrorist groups claiming to be Muslims – the Charlie Hebdo incident and the subsequent supermarket attack in Paris, bombings in Iraq and Syria, looting and destruction of historical sites in Iraq, Christian beheadings in Libya, and Read More …

Pamukkale: Turkey’s Cotton Castle

Pamukkale Entrance for Travertines and Hierapolis Ruins: TL 25 Use of Antique Pool: TL 32 Bus from Selçuk: TL 30, 3 hours White travertine pools all around, lush green landscape below, snow-capped mountains behind; and as if all these weren’t enough, Roman ruins on top! Read More …

House of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus, Turkey

Meryem Ana Evi Entrance: TL 20 Opening Hours: Nov to Feb – 8AM to 5PM; Mar & Oct – 730AM to 6PM; rest of the year – 730AM to 7PM Mass: Nov to Feb – 5PM; Mar to Oct – 6PM; additional English mass at Read More …