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  • On Being Dead In Ürgüp, or How I Survived Abroad Without Money

    What would you do if you were traveling in a foreign country and all of a sudden had all of your money taken from you?

  • Meerschaum Pipe Carving: Another Art Fading into History

    Cardboard box sat upon cardboard box in stacks that rose up from the floor to nearly the ceiling of a meerschaum pipe workshop in Eskisehir, Turkey. They had been sitting there for what may as well have been ages, the workshop was nearly devoid of artisans, and I was informed sadly that because of the [...]

  • Turkey Travel Guide

    Turkey is a country that is uniquely located in both Europe and Asia. It is bordered by Greece and Bulgaria to the west, Georgia to the northeast, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran to the east and Iraq and Syria to the southeast. Turkey also has coastline on the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and Aegean Sea.

  • Hasankeyf – Another Ancient City to be Destroyed

    HASANKEYF, Turkey- The history of Hasankeyf goes back 10,000 years. This is over two times longer than the Giza pyramids and Stonehenge, and makes the glorious civilizations of the Maya and Inca seem as if they were flourishing just yesterday. Hasankeyf is one of the oldest places in the world. But this ten millennium run will soon meet [...]

  • Pre-natal Visit in Istanbul

    By the time we arrived in Istanbul I was 14 weeks pregnant and due for another routine pre-natal check up. Ashamed about how much money we had spent seeing a private doctor in Budapest, I was determined to find an alternative in Istanbul. I tried calling the German and English hospitals, but they charged at [...]

  • Finding a Job in Istanbul

    From Albania we took a minibus and train through Greece to Istanbul. Greece was the one place I had wanted to go when we found out we were pregnant, the adventures of the Balkans and Middle East seemed a little overwhelming. Being pregnant was enough of an adventure, I just wanted to relax. “Why don’t [...]

  • Kurdish Turkey Travel Photos

    The following photographs are from the Kurdish east of Turkey and were taken in the cities of Sanliurfa and Harran.SanliurfaGuns and Firearms in Turkey Kurdistan Jewish, Christian, Muslim History in Sanliurfa, TurkeySanliurfa Turkey Kurdistan Street Scenes Harran Turkish Tobacco Road to Harran Mesopotamia Travel to Harran TurkeyMore photos from Asian TurkeyMore Travel Photos Permission to [...]

  • Turkey Travel Photos

    Turkey Travel PhotosThe following links lead to travel photos from Eskisehir and Sanliurfa in Turkey.Turkey Travel PhotographsEskisehirLahmacun and Meerschaum Pipes Eskisehir, Turkey Meerschaum Pipe Wax and Eskisehir, TurkeySanliurfa Sanliurfa Turkey Mosque, Ancient City Sanliurfa Turkey Market and Park Scenes from Sanilurfa TurkeyTurkey Travel Photos

  • Meerschaum Pipe Photos from Eskisehir Turkey

    Meerschaum Pipe Photos from Eskisehir TurkeyThe following links are to pages of photographs of meerschaum pipes and their carvers in Eskisehir, Turkey.Photos of meerschaum pipesMeerschaum Smoking Pipes in Turkey Meerschaum Pipe Master Carvers of Eskisehir Meerschaum Pipe Journalism Project in Eskisehir, Turkey Meerschaum Pipes Eskisehir, TurkeyMore photos from Western TurkeyMeerschaum Pipe Photos from Eskisehir Turkey

  • Travel Photos from Istanbul, Bursa, Eskisehir, Turkey

    New Travel Photos from Istanbul, Bursa, Eskisehir, Turkey To view photographs from my travels in European Turkey, click on the below links.IstanbulGolden Horn, Istanbul, Tea Fish, Seafood, Istanbul, Bosphorous Ferry Bursa Bursa, Turkish Food Eskisehir Meerschaum Pipes in Eskisehir, Turkey Meerschaum Museum Pipes in Eskisehir TurkeyFor more photos of Western Turkey to go: European Turkey [...]