Turkey Trip Memories

This week my friend Luke, who I have met up with in Israel for digs and tours, is in Turkey. This is bringing back some memories of my trip to Turkey in May of 2014. It is hard to believe that it has been seven years ago.

Red Hills of Turkey - Turkish countryside - Red Hills - Trip to HattushaThis part of Turkey reminded me of where I grew up in Kansas. We were surrounded by Red Hills.

Lion Gate - Hattusha - Ancient Hittite Capital - Ruins of HattushaIt was really cool to see the Lion Gate in the ancient capital of the Hittites.

Goreme Open Aire Museum - Rock churches - Cappadocia - Picture of meVisiting the Goreme Open Air Museum in Cappadocia was another interesting experience.

Kapadokya Balloons - Cappadocian Balloon Flight - Hot Air BalloonI also saw this area from the air as some of use took a ride in a hot air balloon.

Bee on Thistle - Pollen covered bee - thistle - beeI took some great flora and fauna pictures on the trip.

Snow Covered Mountains - Lake - Central TurkeyWe spent a lot of time on the bus as we covered long distances, but had some great views.Perge, Turkey - Perge Ruins - Paul's Missionary Journeys - ArchaeologyWe saw some great ruins, like these at Perge.

Hagia Sofia - Church, Mosque, Museum, Istanbul, TurkeyThe trip ended in Constantinople, oops I mean Istanbul, where one of the highlights was touring the Hagia Sofia.

Someday I would like to go back to Turkey and see the area where the seven churches of Asia were. That is where Luke is this week.

Do you want to see more pictures of my Turkey trip? Visit my Turkey page which has links to more posts full of pictures and information.

Steven

 

 

 

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