Category Archives: Turkey Spring 2011

Listening to Paul’s Teachings

Today we drove from Ephesus for about and hour down the coast to an ancient neighboring town named Melitus. We were going to go visit the theater in Melitus that could hold up to 15,000 people. We entered the theater … Continue reading

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Unforgettable Memories

What a fantastic trip it has been. I know it’s not over yet, but the length of time that we have already been here has just been amazing. The sweet tastes of the different food, candy and drinks leave a … Continue reading

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Not a stream anymore

On the 19th of March, Elliot, Ryan, Daniel, Bobby and I took a bus to a climbing site just outside of Istanbul.  It had been raining most of the night, but luckily it stopped as we got out of the bus. … Continue reading

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My First Ancient City

Have you ever walked a street that people have walked for thousands of years?   For the first time in my life, I got to do that today in Ephesus, Turkey.   I walked down polished marble where a couple of thousand … Continue reading

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Lessons learned from a new city

The first thing I noticed in Istanbul was all the differences.  There was not one uniform thing.  There were high rises on top of old buildings on top of who knows what.  So many differences are not a bad thing, they are an … Continue reading

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Türkiye’yi seviyorum!

Yesterday, we sat on a boat touring the Bosphorus together. The moment we passed a big seaside mosque, the third prayer of the day (there are five: one at sunrise, one at noon, one in the afternoon, one at sunset, … Continue reading

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In search of halat (rope)

Getting to rock climb in another country is an experience, one not to miss out on. So we are very excited to get to take a group out to a local spot outside Istanbul. We first thought we could borrow … Continue reading

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Where East meets West

As dawn broke over the city this morning, we were welcomed by the call to prayer.  The sweet song drifted over the city and lingered like the fog over the Bosphorus.  If we took the short climb up the hill … Continue reading

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City Hopping

3:36 am. I lie there awake, listening to the still busy streets three stories below – the sounds of women talking loudly, men laughing raucously, and some sort of really annoying bird whistling – floating up to the window and … Continue reading

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A tourist no longer

This morning I took the elevator down from the fourth floor of my homestay for the last time. No more would I be called by my new name, Jovencita, given to me by my homestay mom, Yoya.  I’d said goodbye to … Continue reading

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