My Scrapbook of our Turkey Tour

Istanbul’s renowned Hagia Sophia


Approaching the Blue Mosque


The colorful spices of the bazaar.


We get settled in our new home.


Aboard our gulet heading toward the Aegean Sea.


At the fish market in Bodrum.


View from the Bozukkali fortress.


Cooking lessons on the boat


At night Bekir tried to give us some dancing lessons.


Guests experience the Dalyan mud baths.


Bathing in Pamukkale.


Some ancient ruins of Ephesus.


A good long hike.

UCLA in Ephesus.


We tried weaving the carpet; but, it wasn't easy.



The spectacular interior of Hagia Sophia


Beautiful tile designs


Shore front Istanbul homes


St. Peter's Castle of Bodrum.


Finishing a good novel.


Our boat anchors in the bay of Bozukkale fortress.


Looking down from the Phaselis theater


Going over the map.


500 AD Christian mosaics


In traditional dress.


Looking up at the grand Caunos tombs.


Harvesting sponges from the reefs


We found some shade at the historic Roman theater.


Swimming in the clear waters of Oludeniz


Fairy chimneys of Cappadocia


The mesmerizing whirling dervishes of Konya.