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Turkey-2015                     Ireland-2016                                 Russia-2017

TURKEY

FOLLOW MY TRAVEL POSTS ON MY BLOG PAGE WHERE EAST MEETS WEST ALONG THE SILK ROAD, WITH MYTHOLOGICAL RUINS FROM THE GREEKS, ROMANS, PERSIANS, OTTOMANS AND THE CHRISTIAN CRUSADES 

Perge

ISTANBUL August 2015

Grand Bazaar
Grand Bazaar

Istanbul’s Old Town

Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace, Archaeological Museum, Chora Church and City Walls, Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent and Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and Egyptian Obelisk

Istanbul’s New District

Galata Tower, Pera Palas Hotel, Taksim Square

SOUTHEASTERN ANATOLIA Early-September

Mt Nemrut Dag
Mt Nemrut Dag

Malatya, Mt Nemrut- Mythological Gods and Goddesses, Ruins in State of Adiyaman

CAPPADOCIA CENTRAL ANATOLIA mid-September 

Whirling Dervish
Whirling Dervish

 

Open Air Museum, Rose Valley, Ihlara Valley, Whirling Dervishes

IZMIR – NORTH AEGEAN mid-September

Pergamon
Pergamon

Pergamon

SELCUK AND SOUTH AEGEAN -mid-September

Ephesus
Ephesus

 

Ephesus, Priene – Temple of Athena, Didyma- Temple of Apollo, Bodrum

HIKING THE LYCIAN WAY  late-September

Women along the Silk Road.
Women along the Silk Road.

Fethiye, Xanthos, Letoon, Patara, Kekova, Ucagiz, Demre, Myra

ANTALYA & TURQUOISE COAST late-September

Turquoise Coast
Turquoise Coast

Antalya, Termessos, Aspendos

IRELAND

It has been said Ireland’s greatest export is its people – this monument was built for those who never returned.

NORTHERN IRELAND

Counties Antrim, Derry, and Donegal including the cities of Belfast and Londonderry.

Sites such as the Causeway Cost and Brooding Atlantic Coast

SOUTHERN IRELAND

Counties Dublin, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Offaly, Clare, Limerick, Tipperary, Kilkenny, and Wicklow including the cities of Dublin, Westport, Galway,

Sites such as Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, Connemara bog, Aran Islands, Clonmacnoise monastery, Cashel fortress, and Wicklow Mountains.

RUSSIA

Suzdal Russia – Lovely Little Village in the Golden Ring

Northern Russia

Cities including St. Petersburg, highlighting the Tsars’ legacy and Veliky Novgorad with its reminders from WWII.

CENTRAL RUSSIA

Cities include Moscow famous for the Red Square and the Golden Ring towns of Yaroslavl and Suzdal, a view of the past.

Southern Russia

Including the City of Kazan – Where West meets Middle East – And Home of Rudolf Nureyev

 

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