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.
This part of Turkey reminded me of where I grew up in Kansas. We were surrounded by Red Hills.
It was really cool to see the Lion Gate in the ancient capital of the Hittites.
Visiting the Goreme Open Air Museum in Cappadocia was another interesting experience.
I also saw this area from the air as some of use took a ride in a hot air balloon.
I took some great flora and fauna pictures on the trip.
We spent a lot of time on the bus as we covered long distances, but had some great views.We saw some great ruins, like these at Perge.
The 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.