Browsing All posts tagged under »Turkey«

Cappadocia, Turkey: A Real Life Fantasy

September 24, 2012


Imagine a terrain formed millions of years ago, a vast lava plain, created by several volcanoes and their eruptions.  Fast forward through the next couple million years, through eroding winds and rain. Then imagine that thousands of years ago, hunter gatherers discovered that the basalt that created this otherworldly terrain was soft enough to carve […]

Istanbul: Hosgeldiniz!

September 14, 2012


If you want to experience a place where numerous great civilizations have left their mark for thousands of years, go to Istanbul. If you want to see the only city in the world that straddles both Europe and Asia, go to Istanbul. If you want to experience the energy and the chaos of a city […]

Travelling Light: No Suitcase and At Times, No Plane

September 12, 2012


Actual conversations held between 8/31/12 and 9/10/12 between an unnamed, not- famous-but-should-be blogger (LBL) and various representatives of airlines and airport security: 8/31/12 Frankfort, Germany LBL: Why have we been sitting at the gate for three hours? Lufthansa Rep: We are on strike. LBL: But I flew from DC to Frankfort. LR: We weren’t on strike […]

The Perfect Recipe for Turkey

August 30, 2012


Set timer for 12PM today.  Mix the following ingredients: one Now Husband (preferably Turkish speaking), two sons, two daughters-in-law, one daughter, two grandsons. Add Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Bodrum. Season with love, laughter, great food, amazing sights, and one hot air balloon ride.  Will last unrefrigerated for 12 days.  Enjoy. Serves 9.

Name That Turk

March 29, 2011


  (credit: Everyone has a family tree.  Now Husband Dan has a family tree, only the branches have a permanent  bad hair day and refuse to organize themselves in any logical way.   Part of this is because  people in his family believe strongly in marriage and so they marry often, creating lots of half […]

A Wedding in Istanbul

September 28, 2010


Now Husband went to his cousin’s daughter’s wedding last month in Istanbul.  It was held at an old palace in the heart of the city.  The remains of the ancient exterior had been preserved, and the interior was rebuilt for celebrations such as this.  It was a new building within the remains of an old building.  The event was […]

Wearing A Sailboat to A Turkish Wedding

August 26, 2010


My husband Dan is about to leave for a month: two weeks in Turkey and two weeks on Rhodes in Greece.  In Istanbul, he will be celebrating the wedding of his cousin’s daughter.  It will be a huge, gala affair.  Black tie.  No “optional.”  Held in a palace.  Seriously.  On Rhodes, he will be staying […]


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