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  • Things aren’t going well in the Middle East, needless to say. ISIS is on the move bringing a violent political situation that could be more extreme than any we’ve seen […]

    Children of Syria – Photos

    Things aren’t going well in the Middle East, needless to say. ISIS is on the move bringing a violent political situation that could be more extreme than any we’ve seen […]

  • A full moon on the rise and snow-capped Mount Erciyes (Central Anatolia’s highest peak) beyond, but center stage here is the small fortress carved from a natural rock outcrop in […]

    Travel Photo: Ortahisar in Cappadocia

    A full moon on the rise and snow-capped Mount Erciyes (Central Anatolia’s highest peak) beyond, but center stage here is the small fortress carved from a natural rock outcrop in […]

  • Photos by Preamtip Satasuk Turkey’s most iconic dessert, baklava is a necessary part of the Turkey travel experience. The origins of baklava aren’t always well documented and other cultures – […]

    Gaziantep Baklava: Zeki İnal

    Photos by Preamtip Satasuk Turkey’s most iconic dessert, baklava is a necessary part of the Turkey travel experience. The origins of baklava aren’t always well documented and other cultures – […]

  •   This is Part Two of the story from Urfa: Mustafa and a Neolithic Rant I had emailed Professor Schmidt some weeks before and he informed me his springtime digging […]

    Neolithic Göbekli Tepe and Temple Tantrums

      This is Part Two of the story from Urfa: Mustafa and a Neolithic Rant I had emailed Professor Schmidt some weeks before and he informed me his springtime digging […]

  • For over 2,000 years, the practice of bloodletting was considered a normal medical treatment, often prescribed and performed by doctors. A good method was to apply leeches. There is some […]

    Get Your Fresh Leeches

    For over 2,000 years, the practice of bloodletting was considered a normal medical treatment, often prescribed and performed by doctors. A good method was to apply leeches. There is some […]

  • In all my years of going to Turkey – regularly since the year I lived there in 1997-1998 – I had never seen so much anger and violence. And I’m […]

    Angry on the Bus: A Turkey Tale

    In all my years of going to Turkey – regularly since the year I lived there in 1997-1998 – I had never seen so much anger and violence. And I’m […]

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