Turkey is a country with endless potential for wandering. Usually because even though I lived there and have visited many times, I end up getting lost, but still. Endless wanderings. You know what I mean.
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Thank you to John Couper, a colleague of mine who volunteered to share his experience as an expat in little-known Kyrgyzstan. From yurts, to horses, to felt, to camel’s milk, he creates vivid images of his first experiences in his new home.
I went to New York City for the first time in July of 2010, all by my lonesome. Usually I don’t mention the “solo female traveler” aspect of my travels. No offense to my fellow solo …
I only had a few hours to explore Abu Dhabi while on a layover to Kathmandu, and I decided this mosque is the main attraction in Abu Dhabi and well worth leaving the airport to see. I was right. It is the second most beautiful building I’ve ever seen, second only to the Taj Mahal.
After my last post about life in Kuwait, my cousin asked me to write more about my work here. Since work is a big part of most people’s lives here, I think that should be pretty easy.
The first time I went to Istanbul I felt an energy as soon as I left the airport. I can only describe it as electric.
When I went to Florence for a week last year, I knew I wanted to explore some of the surrounding towns. High on the list was Orvieto, a small hill town about an hour train …
Cyprus has an interesting history and the world’s only divided capital city. I walked across the green zone to enter Turkey from the southern side and while I couldn’t explore the no man’s land (green zone) between the two sides, I sure did want to. Once beautiful homes riddled with bullet holes were abandoned and so close to the crossing.