Saturday, June 23, 2012

That's Nobodies Business But the Turks

In May we went on a 6 day trip to Turkey.
It was wonderful!
Here are some of the highlights:


Assos is a charming town located on the coast of the Adramyttian Gulf. Aristotle came to Assos after he left the Platonic Academy in Athens and opened his own Academy. Paul also visited Assos during his third missionary journey through Asia minor. It was amazing to be in a town with so much history!

Dance Party

At one of our hotels we had a dance party on the beach. After watching the music video for Levels by Avicii having a dance party on the beach has been a dream of mine, so it was wonderful to have that dream come true on a beach in Turkey.

Blue Mosque

This was one of the last things we did in Turkey, and it was a great way to end the trip. It was so beautiful inside, the photos I took don't do it Justice.

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, turned Mosque, turned Museum. When is was turned into a Mosque in the 1453 many many of the reilious mosaques and paintings that were in the building were covered in plaster preserving them.


I went to Troy and I got my picture taken in the wooden horse! I was very excited to cross this one off of the bucket list.

Boat Ride on the Bosphorus. 

After this I had the Cake song 'Wheels' stuck in my head for the remainder of the day, particularly the part that goes:

In a CD karaoke bar
By the banks of the mighty Bosphorus
Is a Japanese man in a business suit singing "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
And the muscular cyborg German dudes dance with sexy French Canadians
While the overweight Americans wear their patriotic jumpsuits

(I did not see a CD karaoke bar on the banks of the mighty Bosphorus)

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