An Ancient Ritual Unites Mind, Heart and Body
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The Whirling Dervishes, a Rumi-inspired ritual designed to release the ego and spiritually move closer to God.

A Night View of The Blue Mosque
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The Blue Mosque stands out against the night sky. We settled onto a bench to watch the nearby fountain turn colors, observe the tourists taking photos and listen to the call to prayer blend in with others from neighboring mosques.

The Sounds of Istanbul, Turkey
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It’s noon in Istanbul. Sounds of the call to prayer from a handful of mosques echo across the water, boat motors buzz as the captains shuttle people across the Golden Horn and traffic crossing the bridge we are on blend together to create the soundtrack of this intriguing city.

Yeah, Let’s Hang the Flatscreen on Some Barbed Wire
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Our tour today also included finding a Panasonic flat screen TV hanging on a barbed wire fence in the most unlikely place. View in … Read More

Bakin’ Bread in Istanbul
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I picked up this circular piece of baked dough about the size of my face and covered in sesame seeds from a food cart … Read More

Street Art in Istanbul, Turkey
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This post is dedicated to Ashley and Ben over @wayoutweird -Check out this street art creation in action in Istanbul! There was another guy … Read More

Dogs Make Everyone Happy
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Dogggggssss make everyone happy…even when they leave you covered in dog hair. View in Instagram β‡’

Dogs + Anna = Double Chins
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Probably the most attractive picture I’ve ever taken πŸ˜‰ Giving the dogs a little love on the patio of our house sit in Kas, … Read More

What Is There Not To Like?
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Kas (pronounced cash) is easy to love. The brightly-colored bougainvillea frames almost every window and doorway, thick growths of ivy serve as roofs over restaurant patios and the overall sunny disposition of the people we meet is remarkable. I believe the guy running the front desk at the bus ticket office smiled and laughed (with us, not at us. I think) at least three times during our 10 minute interaction. πŸ™‚

A Tornado of Delicious Goodness
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The mister pumped out three Turkish meals in the last 24 hours. Manti, a ravioli-like dish with a yogurt, dill, garlic and lemon sauce mixed with a tomato-based sauce was served up for dinner; Kabak MΓΌcver, fried zucchini cakes was on the menu for lunch and Turkish Musakka, a lasagna-like dish with eggplant but without pasta was great for dinner last night and even better as leftovers today. One of the great things about house/dog sitting is having access to a kitchen and, in this case, Turkish cookbooks. Nic is in his happy place πŸ˜‰

Goats Lingering in an Ancient Theater
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As we exited the small city of Kas on foot, olive trees and goat paths quickly replaced shops and restaurants along the side of the gravel road. Within minutes, we stood on the stage of the Ancient Lycian Hellenistic Theater, which dates to the 1st century BC. The local goats joined us at we watched the afternoon sky πŸ˜‰

Who Cares If The Water Is A Little Cold
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Even though swimming season is fading fast as the temperatures drop below 70 degrees, a day doesn’t go by that we don’t get in this water. Typically we have the place to ourselves since the resort is closed for the season but sometimes we share this space with local kids catching fish with a line and hook using bread for bait. Pretty awesome, folks!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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