Turkey

Ishtar Gate – Images from Istanbul Archaeological Museum

Ishtar Gate – Images from Istanbul Archaeological Museum

Istanbul Archaeological Museum located near Topkapi Palace in the Sultanahmet neighborhood is an extraordinary museum. I have been twice and will visit again on my next solo travels to Istanbul Turkey – one of my favorite cities. Ishtar Gate and Processional Way was constructed around 575 BC and was the eighth gate within the walls of the […]

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Urgup Turkey – Historic Town – Tourist Center to Cappadocia

Urgup Turkey – Historic Town – Tourist Center to Cappadocia

Urgup is a town in Central Turkey that I visited in 2009 with a Turkish friend I had met the previous year on my first solo visit to Istanbul. Mehmet worked in the tourism industry so he made all the arrangements for a two-day tour of Cappadocia with our base in Urgup. Although solo travel […]

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Istanbul Turkey – One of My Favorite Cities

Istanbul Turkey – One of My Favorite Cities

Istanbul, Turkey is on my list of favorite cities for solo travelers. Istanbul is a fascinating mix of ancient and modern. The first time I visited I stayed in the Sultanahmet district due to the abundance of historic sites within walking distance and the availability of cheap accommodation. If luxury is more your style try the […]

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Flowers From Faraway Fields

Flowers From Faraway Fields

Traveling to faraway places I enjoy seeing the various types of flora and fauna of a region. I have seen Impatiens growing wild along the mountainside of Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. I was reminded of Texas when I saw endless fields of wildflowers while on a train journey from Casablanca to Marrakech in Morocco. Traveling […]

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Doors of Urgup, Turkey in the Cappadocia Region

Doors of Urgup, Turkey in the Cappadocia Region

When I visited the Cappadocia region of Turkey in 2009 I was traveling light as usual and my Blackberry Tour was my camera for the entire trip. Cappadocia and the Goreme National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site are intriguing places to see both for the geological formations and the historical features. Touring the ancient […]

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Queen of Istanbul

Queen of Istanbul

My first visit to Istanbul, Turkey I stayed in the historic Sultanahmet neighborhood which is walking distance to many of the most popular sites of Istanbul. I walked past this beauty every day and I dubbed her Queen of Istanbul . She was a little camera-shy but I managed to get this photo before she turned […]

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Carpet of Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

Carpet of Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is one of my favorite cities in the world! Known as the city where East meets West, Istanbul is situated partially in Europe and in Asia, so you can visit two continents within one city. I have visited in the Spring, Summer, and Autumn, each season having it’s own charm and each time leaving […]

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