Cappadocia has been really beautiful. I’m headed for the to bus to Ankara in a few minutes. Nobody has had anything nice to say about Ankara, but it’s halfway to Istanbul from here, and hopefully the Archeaology museum is worth … Continue reading
Here are some photos from Goreme in Cappadocia. I feel lucky to have snow on the ground and some blue skies this afternoon.
Here’s a quick post to say that I’ve made it to Konya. I’ll post more about the last few days soon, but for now I’ll say that I’m amazed at how helpful people here have been. I’ve felt completely safe … Continue reading
Last night was a lot of fun. There are about seven of us who have become friends since I got here. Alex and Marta got us invited to a house party through a friend from back home in Croatia. It … Continue reading
So far so good. I’ve been having nice time. There is a ton to see in Istanbul, and I’ll try to get photos up tomorrow. I’ve fallen in with a good crowd at the guesthouse, and we’re heading to a … Continue reading
This underground chamber was used as a water supply. Nobody knows why the Medusa heads were used to support those two columns, but it may just be that they were the right size and the builders got a good deal … Continue reading
This photo is of the Library of Ahmet III, just one small building at the palace. Perhaps every school kid ın the country was there en masse, so it was a game of trying to get to each of the … Continue reading
My first day in Istanbul I went to the Aya Sofya. Built in the sixth century, it was the largest church in the world for about a thousand years until the Ottoman invasion, when it was turned into a mosque. … Continue reading