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My New Newsletter Starring SHOES

I’ve been thinking about my newsletter. And I have an announcement! I’m starting a Fable or Fact Footwear Conundrum Newsletter! It’s about shoes.  (But let us pause for a moment to appreciate the above alliteration.) Every month, I will send a picture of and story about a pair of shoes I own.  The shoes will actually be …

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Ephesus Turkish Shave House Mary

Let’s Move to Magical Ephesus

Ephesus is magical There is a new, modern town next to ruins from thousands of years ago.  One pillar still stand from the Temple of Artemis.  Ruins from the temple were used to build the Basilica of John; the believed burial place of John the Apostle. Then there are the actual ruins of Ephesus itself.  …

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Cappadocia: Living in Caves and Underground

I love Cappadocia.  I think I could move there for a while. At least until the summer heat. Especially if I could eat at the Old Greek House every night.  I wonder if the family would adopt me so I could eat there even when they’re closed. Cappadocia Estates We stayed in the Cappadocia Estates …

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Istanbul: Combining Europe and Asia

Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia are next to each other.  Both are now mosques and take turns when it is time for the Call to Prayer.  One of the two Imams will read the first line and then the other will read the first line.  The call to prayer …

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The Food and Safety of Turkey

I’ve started this post a couple of times because there is too much to say. For the sake of my sanity, I’ve decided to just write about the food of Turkey. I will write about where we went in another post. Please post questions you have about our trip or the country so I know …

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