Posts Tagged With: Turkey

No Place Like Home

We’ve been back home for almost a week and can’t believe how fast these six weeks flew by.  We’re exhausted but at the same time feel we could have kept going longer.  We had many surprises this summer and are glad to have put our preconceptions to the test, most (all?) of them were completely wrong.  The two countries we were most concerned about visiting were Russia and Turkey but they turned out to be two of the best. Continue reading

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We’re in Asia!

Bodrum is a port city on the southwestern side of Turkey. We arrived early in the morning and headed straight to the bus station to inquire about transport to Selçuk. The bus station is a terrifying chaos. Every company has a small office and men outside yelling their destinations out; people loiter around smoking and drinking tea while buses pull in and out in a bewildering manner; bewildering because they didn’t crash or ran anyone over. Continue reading

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Athens and Santorini

We took an afternoon (5:30pm) train from Meteora to Athens. While these trains do have air conditioning, it isn’t very efficient and takes several hours to cool the cabin, by which time we had arrived. Continue reading

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Eastern Europe it is!

Our initial plan was to spend this summer in Southeast Asia.  Our oldest is on a school trip to China for three weeks.  We thought it would be fun to join him at the end and take it from there; however, the logistics of it turned into a nightmare.  The more I tried to coordinate, the harder it seemed to get.  I don’t believe in fate but I finally decided that this was proving too stressful to pursue. Continue reading

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