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Wrapping Up My European Adventure

It had to happen sometime.  I’ve been home from my Turkey and Greece adventure for nearly 3 months.  What was once a blog 3 times a week has been reduced lately to once a week.  Why, because being a new weekly internet radio show host has taken those time slots in my life. Funny how…

Almost Done In Athens

How often do you attempt to learn a brand new skill?  And if you choose to learn a brand new skill, do you find that you can learn that skill by reading a manual or do you jump on YouTube and learn by watching? How lazy am I?  Fairly lazy when it comes to learning…

Poseidon…God of the Seas

Mythology escaped me in school, so you imagine how confused I was as I learned about who was related to who.  Here’s the background about Poseidon: Poseidon’s Strengths: He is a creative god, designing all the creatures of the sea. He can control waves and ocean conditions. Poseidon’s Weaknesses: Warlike, though not so much as Ares;…

The Island of Poros, Greece

So much to see, so much to do, without enough time to do it all. We spent a total of 9 days in Greece.  Now that I am home and able to reflect, I’m left with lots of memories. Photos are a great lens as I look back and realize all that we saw. This was…

It’s All Greek To Me!

It’s time to see the ancient ruins of Athens I can’t put it off any longer. Come on along, here we go!  We started at the Temple of Zeus.Hadrian’s Gate. The ancient and modern all in one place.Theatre of Dionysus.Beautiful sites from the Acropolis looking out over the city of Athens.This was one of my…

Time To Eat and Shop in Athens

Of course, Athens has incredible history and I will cover that, but right now I’m hungry, so let’s eat and do a little shopping!  Turkey adheres to pork free dining. When we arrived in Greece, imagine how happy those of us that love bacon, were to see bacon on the menu!! Oh yes, they had…

Izmir’s Karisyaka on the Other Side

I had the good fortune of spending the afternoon with someone that speaks Turkish. Off we went on the ferry to Karisyaka, known as the other side. It was a grey but beautiful day. Riding on the ferry gave me the opportunity to take some bird pictures. These Bonaparte’s gulls, yes that Bonaparte, Charles Lucien…

Terrace Houses and Cats in Ephesus

My visit to Ephesus is the gift that keeps on giving.  There was so much to take in while I was there. Not to mention it was raining for part of the visit and not slipping on the cobbled marble was a very high priority.  It’s after I’ve returned home that I have learned so…

The Emphasis is on Ephesus

Let me be clear. While I took history classes in school like everyone else, I was probably paying much more attention to what the girls were wearing and where I was going after school. Consequently, I spent 2 1/2 weeks in the cradle of history without a lot of background information to draw on. Since…

Welcome To Izmir, Turkey

There are so many things I will be sharing along this journey.  Today, it won’t be the ruins and countryside, because it’s lunchtime after we arrived in Izmir.Here is what we had…Starting with this fabulous lentil soup.Salad.Chicken kebab and lamb patty.Refreshing oranges for dessert.After lunch we had the opportunity to stroll along the grounds of the…

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