Living History While Traveling in Trabzon Turkey

The Sumela Monastery of Trabzon, Turkey

It about three  years ago when we found ourselves traveling through Turkey during Ramadan.  Turkey itself is a wonderful place to travel but what we found difficult was that as we headed further east, to the more religious parts of the country, we encountered the Muslim holiday of Ramadan.  During the holiday, Muslims traditionally don’t [...]

Cruising Turkey’s Blue Coast

Turkey's Blue Coast

Turkey’s blue and turquoise coast is a glistening stretch of turquoise water, small inlets and hidden ruins.  Although you can travel the blue coast on land, the experience is much better by sea.   After all, who doesn’t love to be lulled to sleep by the waves?   We booked a cruise from Fethiye –Olympos (you [...]

Exploring Goreme and Capadoccia

Rock Hewn Chuch in Goreme Capadoccia Turkey

Goreme is probably best known as the city from where to explore Capadoccia’s famous rock formations, but there’s actually a lot more to see in and around Goreme than just interesting rock formations. After reading this post, it may be time to look for some last minute flights and go for a long weekend. The [...]

Foodie Friday: Drinking Yogurt Milk

The first time I tried the stuff was a few weeks before we landed in Turkey.  We were going to a Persian restaurant in Florida with some friends and the waiter suggested we try some of the Iranian doogh, flavored with mint, on the house.  The cup that was poured for three of us try [...]