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Travel Photo – The Spice Bazaar – Istanbul, Turkey
October 21, 2010
Travel Photo – The Spice Bazaar – Istanbul, Turkey

The Spice Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey. One of the oldest bazaars in the city and the second largest covered market after the Grand Bazaar. photo by Martha Menk

Gallipoli
April 25, 2010
Gallipoli

A few years back, I traveled through Turkey with an Aussie friend of mine. We began our journey in Istanbul then traveled southbound. Traveling with an Aussie meant that a visit to Gallipoli was a must. To be honest, I’m sorry to say that my history teachers and my own readings didn’t touch upon this [...]

The Ancient Ruins of Ephesus
April 7, 2010
The Ancient Ruins of Ephesus

Ephesus is located in western Turkey near the town of Selcuk about an hour drive south of Izmir. It’s considered one of the great outdoor museums in the world. The effort to excavate this…

Sights To See and Things To Do in Istanbul
July 9, 2009
Sights To See and Things To Do in Istanbul

Byzantium, Nova Roma, Tsargrad, Miklagård, Constantinople, Istanbul. It is a city that has known many names and which straddles two continents. It has been a city of emperors.  It was the center of Holy Rome and of the Eastern Empire that lasted a thousand years after the Christian world fractured in half leaving the western [...]

Teach English Abroad in Exchange for Room & Board
June 3, 2009
Teach English Abroad in Exchange for Room & Board

While at the 2009 Annual NAFSA Conference and Expo in Los Angeles last week, I had the opportunity to sit down with Randy LeGrant from GeoVisions. We talked about the importance of international education and exchange and how exposure to other countries and cultures is instrumental in helping one truly understand another person’s point of [...]

Kas, Turkey – A Mediterranean Village
April 21, 2009
Kas, Turkey – A Mediterranean Village

Though I often think about where I’d love to explore next, I don’t always put a lot of planning into my travels. Incidentally, I stumbled upon one of my favorite destinations in a haphazard sort of way. My friend and I had taken a bus from Istanbul to Gallipoli and finally to Ephesus. I was [...]