Before leaving on our around the world adventure, we spent endless hours watching travel videos and reading travel guidebooks to get ideas of where to go. Laying on the couch dreaming of the possibilities, one place in particular captured my imagination: the eternal flames of Chimera. The flames, located in Southern Turkey, are naturally occurring fires that have been burning for over 2500 years. No one knows how these flames started. But in ancient times, these fires were so prominent that they could be even seen at sea and were used by mariners as a guide.
The month of December was a busy one for us, as we finished our stay in Fethiye, Turkey, spent 3 days in Pamukkale, Turkey, 3 days in Selcuk, Turkey, 1 night in Izmur, Turkey and then flew to Athens, Greece. We spent Christmas in Athens and then drove down to Kiveri, Greece to ring in […]
For the month of November we were in Turkey. We spent 5 days in the Cappadocia region and then the rest of the month in Calis Beach (Fethiye), which is on the Aegean Sea. Turkey has been one of those places that has stolen my heart, as it has stunning natural beauty, amazing ruins, and […]
The plan sounded simple; get an apartment in Istanbul for the month of November, see the sites, meet up with another American family for Thanksgiving dinner, and have a great time. Sometimes, things don’t always go as planned. As hard as we tried, we could not find an affordable apartment in Istanbul. We contacted every […]
Ephesus has been on our bucket lists for over 10 years and the chance to visit the ancient site was amazing. The highlight of the city is the Library of Celsus. The library was completed in 135 AD and was built to house 12,000 scrolls and to honor the Roman Senator Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, whose […]