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Istanbul, Turkey

Saturday, 10 Jan 2009 | Views [877] | Comments [1]

I'm glad I decided to go all the way up to Istanbul after going through the whole middle east.  Istanbul is where east meets west.  On top of traveling through a whole region and watching the appearance of the people, language, culture, and food slowly ... Read more >

Tags: aya sofya, blue mosque, istanbul, roman cistern, topkapu palace, turkey

Gallery: Istanbul, Turkey

Sunday, 4 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Update and charity info.

Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | Views [620] | Comments [1]

Ive been looking online at some Veteran Charities and I found one called "Homes for Our Troops."   This charities mission is to build homes and adapt them for soldiers who are severely wounded overseas and are permanently disabled.  They are ... Read more >

Tags: africa, arabian gulf, charity, update

Cappodocia, Turkey

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | Views [651]

I stayed in a village called Goreme in Cappodocia.  It had a population of about a thousand, and the surrounding villages had about the same.  The area of Cappodocia is known for really cool rock formations and underground tunnels and buildings carved ... Read more >

Tags: cappodocia, cave houses, goreme, turkey

Gallery: Cappodocia, Turkey

Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Konya, Turkey

Sunday, 14 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Konya, Turkey

Sunday, 14 Dec 2008 | Views [612]

I made it from Aleppo to Turkey through various forms of transport.  Had to hitch for awhile after crossing the border but I made it.  Im glad I didnt take any direct buses, not that any exist anyway.  Thursday night was the last night of Eid, and ... Read more >

Tags: konya, mevlana festival, sufi, turkey

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