Adventures in Turkey!

Beautiful mosques in every city.
Beautiful mosques in every city.

This past September and October we spent three weeks travelling around Turkey. It was an amazing trip!

This trip definitely took a bit longer to recover from than I thought it would! Hahaha… It might have something to do with all the walking and climbing, and maybe even with that crazy flight home… But I saw so many amazing and unexpected things, I highly recommend everyone to visit this incredible country…

Covering my head as I visit a mosque. :)
Covering my head as I visit a mosque. 🙂

From beautiful mosques like the Hagia Sophia with its Christian mosaics, to the incredible blue tiles covering every inch of the Blue Mosque; to Greek and Roman ruins along the Aegean and Mediterranean (too many to count); to hot springs and healing mud baths; to Pamukkale and it’s dramatic travertines of hard, brilliantly white calcium that form pools; to lots of yummy food and desserts..

That's me checking out Istanbul!
That’s me checking out Istanbul!

Just make sure you bring running shoes! There is a lot of uphill climbing everywhere… but it’s a great workout! 😉

Homes built into caves.
Homes and churches built into caves.
Inside a cave church.. beautiful paintings.
Inside a cave church.. beautiful paintings.
Dinner at a rooftop restaurant along the warm Mediterranean.
Dinner at a rooftop restaurant along the warm Mediterranean.
Preserved ancient mosaics from centuries ago.
Preserved ancient mosaics from centuries ago.
Being a tourist in an incredible city like Istanbul is easy to do. ;)
Being a tourist in an incredible city like Istanbul is easy to do. 😉 That’s the Blue Mosque behind me.
Shopping in the markets in Turkey ...
Shopping in the markets in Turkey …
Spice Market!
Spice Market!
A map of Turkey.
A map of Turkey.
Just some of the places we got to see...
Just some of the places we got to see…
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