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Posted by Tim and Jessica on Mar 1, 2004
Places We've Been: Turkey
The following are stories written about our travels in Turkey. You can find stories set in other countries by returning to Places We've Been.
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Posted by Tim on Dec 15, 2005
Patara: Pirates, Politicians, and Presents
Patara is probably a wonderful place to visit during high season, when I imagine there are as many as four or five people there. In November, though, it's basically closed for the winter.
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Posted by Jessica on Dec 15, 2005
26 Hours
Two of the most important things that Tim and I have learned to abide by on this trip (in addition to being flexible) is to (1) always listen to our instincts, and (2) to not be afraid to question assumptions.
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Posted by Jessica on Dec 12, 2005
A Day in Goreme
Walking up the hill to the church, we see a small sign pointing to a nearby cave, indicating a ticket office. When we reach the door, a Turkish man in his 40s or 50s opens it and welcomes us. He has a weathered face filled with character, a full Turkish moustache, and a smile in his eyes.
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Posted by Tim on Dec 9, 2005
Three Reasons to Visit Cappadocia
Jessica called it a "playground for grown-ups." We felt like two kids in a candy store, excitedly exploring structure after structure. We were completely alone in this alien world, having little adventures in and amongst a setting beyond anything I'd ever dreamed of as a child.
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Posted by Jessica on Dec 7, 2005
Floating
During the summers when I was young I remember walking outside of my house and seeing hot-air balloons in the sky. I used to dream of being able to fly in one of those balloons...but I never imagined that it would be over the most gorgeous landscape in all of Turkey.
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