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Basilica of St. John, Turkeyrickmc

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:04:31 +0000

The Basilica of St. John in Ephesus. … stands over the believed burial site of John the Apostle. … Construction of the church began by 548 … After its completion, it was regarded as one of the holiest churches of its time … It is believed that the Apostle John traveled from Jerusalem to the city of Ephesus … Continue reading Basilica of St. John, Turkey(image)


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7 Wonders of the Ancient World – Temple of Artemisrickmc

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:04:09 +0000

Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair Though hundreds of thousand visit nearby Ephesus, Turkey, I was the only person at the Temple of Artemis when I visited. Me, turtles and the stork nesting atop the last remaining column. How fragile are the works of man. Of the original Seven Wonders, only one—the Great Pyramid of Giza, … Continue reading 7 Wonders of the Ancient World – Temple of Artemis(image)


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I finally made it to Ephesus, Turkeyrickmc

Sun, 21 May 2017 11:04:09 +0000

For decades I’ve heard about Europe’s most complete classical city. And it’s only 20% excavated. Always wanted to compare Ephesus with Palmyra, Syria that I visited in 1994. Tragically ISIL did a lot of damage to Palmyra. I’m not sure the site will be restored in my lifetime. Here’s Ephesus. Also great, but quite different. Ephesus was the 4th … Continue reading I finally made it to Ephesus, Turkey(image)


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random photos of Göreme, Turkeyrickmc

Sat, 20 May 2017 12:03:42 +0000

I spent a week in Göreme, Turkey.Filed under: photos, travel(image)


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Turkish food – Testirickmc

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:03:04 +0000

I met Rosie and Patrick from the U.K. while visiting the famed Outdoor Museum, a World Heritage site. A Byzantine monastic settlement, the monks had time to paint their caves. We drank some wine at sunset point overlooking Göreme. Then I recommended we go for a nice dinner — traditional Turkish food of this region called … Continue reading Turkish food – Testi(image)


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travellers – Maude and Mikaelrickmc

Thu, 18 May 2017 12:03:42 +0000

Maude (Quebec) and Mikael (Finland) met at my hostel in Antalya, Turkey. They decided to take a night bus to Göreme, Cappadocia. I invited myself along. One night they had the crazy idea we barbecue in the hoodoos. We walked over at dusk. This was the very first eroded monument we had visited on arrival. Seemed an appropriate place … Continue reading travellers – Maude and Mikael(image)


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are tourists in Turkey safe?rickmc

Thu, 18 May 2017 12:02:42 +0000

In 2013, 37.8 million foreign visitors arrived in Turkey, which ranked as the 6th most popular tourism destination in the world.  But tourism is way down in 2017 due to negative headlines in the news. Some nations are warning citizens not to travel to Turkey. Canadians got the warning in 2016 after the attempted coupe. … Continue reading are tourists in Turkey safe?(image)


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cycling Rose Valley, Goreme, Cappadociarickmc

Wed, 17 May 2017 12:03:33 +0000

Fantastic. I cycled Rose Valley out of Göreme twice the first time getting it done the hard way. I went uphill from Cavusin village to the Panoramic viewpoint. The great single track is downhill the opposite direction. I rested up at the viewpoint. Then enjoyed one of the best 3km rides of my life. Soft, rolling, slippery … Continue reading cycling Rose Valley, Goreme, Cappadocia(image)


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many are worried about Turkey’s President Erdoğanrickmc

Tue, 16 May 2017 17:27:57 +0000

The best summing up I’ve seen is a VIDEO on VOX. Two egos who both aspire to be more like Putin. Trump hosting Turkey’s Erdogan as tensions simmerFiled under: government, travel(image)


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Cappadocia, Turkeyrickmc

Tue, 16 May 2017 12:07:31 +0000

I’ve scrambled amongst hoodoos dozens of times. Especially in the Drumheller badlands. Cappadocia is the same but on a massive scale. With homes, businesses and churches built into the rock. Photos don’t do justice to this unique environment. Video is a little better at showing dimensions, depth and scale. . Click PLAY or watch it on … Continue reading Cappadocia, Turkey(image)


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