Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Merhaba (That's Hello in Turkish)!

We're finally back from Turkey, and I'm finally settled again at home. If you followed my tweets you'll know that Husband J and I really enjoyed our time in Turkey. Turkey has so much historical importance (especially to Christians and Muslims), unique scenery, and I didn't have a bad meal the entire time. It was also overcast and cold for our first SIX days. SIX days without sun! The previous week was sunny and warm there, and we got the short end of the stick on weather, unfortunately. That made me appreciate our last two warm, sunny days even more. I also say this so you won't wonder why my pictures are so darn dark. :)

I will admit to you that I had a hard time coming back home this time around. There have been a variety of things going on with me and my family. Don't worry. We're all healthy and safe (which is all that matters), but there are just so many things up in the air right now. Being away allowed for some emotional rest at the very least, even if our trip had a whirlwind moment or two.

I'll be writing a lot about Turkey in the coming weeks and also adding some things to my Facebook page that won't appear here, so make sure to check over there as well (and like my Facebook page...dude, I gotta plug it somehow! :) ).

Here's a little preview of what we saw and experienced in Turkey:

It's good to be back blogging again. If any of you have any special requests for posts on specific topics or want to know more about a certain pic above, just let me know in the comments section.


kelsey said...

Welcome back!! I can't wait to see all of your pictures from your trip. It sounds amazing. And, I'm glad you were able to have a little time away from it all to clear your mind.

melinda said...

Looks amazing - can't wait to hear more! I'd love to hear more about how you all handled the language differences. Did you learn much Turkish?

erin said...

Can't wait to hear all about it and see more pictures!!!

arunnerslife said...

Wow, based on those photos (BAKLAVA!!!!!), your trip looks awesome!!

Tiffany said...

Wow, that looks amazing! And holy crap, the food! Yumm!!!

lavenderpug said...

welcome back! glad to hear that it was a great trip. coincidentally, my parents are headed to turkey next week!

Diana said...

You went in the hot air balloon ride...amazing!! These photos are such a life experience and makes me think how much more traveling we need to do! I love that you mixed in food with the scenery photos :). I would love to see more photos of the people and culture. Don't really know what Turkey looks like...shame on me.

Oh and I hope everything works out with the family, whatever it may be. <3

Sarah Got A Passport said...

I used to read weddingbee when I was planning my wedding. I remember that you used Dante Williams as your photographer :) I also met with him, but we didn't have the chance to work together. Was that baklava with ice cream...and Turkish dumplings? Nice photos

New Zealand rental car said...

Looks like you really had a great travel as well as an exciting adventure... So great!

Anyway, the 6th photo on the row really caught my attention. It's really amazing! Though I can't figure out the whole image, I can see its very unique structure that looks like so natural. What is that place called?

Try Anything Once Terri said...

Thanks for the warm welcome back, everyone!

@Melinda - That's a great question: re language barriers and I will definitely address it.

@New Zealand rental car - That's the stadium in the Ephesus ruins.

Micah and Catherine said...

Everything is STUNNING! Now I really want to go to Turkey!


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