Ancient Ephesus, Turkey

  One, of the most interesting sites we have ever visited, was found in Ephesus, Turkey.  Deemed an UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is not to be missed. I didn’t know what to expect, but when we arrived at the top of the mountain, thank goodness, and began to make our trek down to the…

The House of the Virgin Mary: Docking at Kusadasi, Turkey

I have much to write about Kusadasi, Turkey, as we were here for several days and it was awesome! On the first day, we arrived at the port, bright and early, and immediately took a bus out of town and into the hills. We traveled past many peach tree farms and went up and up…

Istanbul At Its Finest

It has been several years, since we last visited Istanbul and we are still so impressed with the city! We started our month-long vacation in this amazing city and came back to it, at the the midway point, before starting off again. I will post some of Istanbul now and again later in our travels……..We…

Just Like That: Off to Turkey

And, just like that, we are off to Istanbul, Turkey! We have met all the Covid compliances!!!!  We have our N95 masks, that have to be worn on the ship and at all destinations……….We have all the visas, and Covid heath insurance documents needed for certain countries. My there has been a lot of stuff…….and…

Jo’s Monday Walk: The Cemetery

If you follow my blog, you will know that last Friday I wrote about food in Turkey and one of the tourist excursions that turned to be one of the most interesting I have ever been on…..Today for Jo’s Monday Walk I am revealing what else I saw on the walk….. We started from high…

Friday’s Foods of the World

As I’ve been looking at my photos lately I come to notice how many photos I have of FOOD! I love food and the way it is presented and I often capture that in my photos! If there is also a nice setting to eat in, doesn’t that just make the food taste better? I…

Thursday Doors: The Doors of Istanbul

Today for Thursday Doors we are again in Istanbul! My first photo is of a local restaurant that features seating with cushions around low tables or seating at tables and chairs, like we know it! The glass door slides open and covers the entire restaurant front! At night they just slide it shut! So, for…

Thursday Doors: Doors in Istanbul, Turkey

This week I thought we would look at some doors in Istanbul, Turkey.  From the Sultania Hotel, near the historic district, we walked around the corner to a travel agency, where we met up with a small group, who were taking a boat tour around the Golden Horn! Istanbul is very modern…………. It is the…

Travel Theme: Tidy

Look at all the tidiness in Istanbul, Turkey! You can’t get much tidier than this! Clean and Tidy go together! Isn’t that the saying? Yes, it is clean and tidy in Istanbul! The buildings are spotless! And so are the Gardens! I hope you have enjoyed my photos of TIDY! This is a part of…

A Photo A Week: Aquamarine

Turkey is the best place to find the color Turquoise, a shade between blue and green. Aquamarine, is a shade between green and blue.  I think it is hard to see the difference! I hope you enjoy my photos for the challenge! This is just one of the posts for A Photo a Week Challenge!…

A Photo a Week Challenge: Boats and Ships

For this week’s challenge we are to share a photo or two, or more, featuring crafts that move on the water. I have lots to share so here is my entry for this week! I’m starting off with the big boys! Then the medium sized crafts…………. Moving on to boats in St Ives, Cornwall……………….. And then…