Turkey

Turkish Beach Cows

September 24, 2010

It’s not all that crazy, it’s just that we’d never seen a cow anywhere other than out in a pasture. We spotted this guy just hanging out somewhere on the southern coast of Turkey.

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1973 Mongolian Space Stamps

September 10, 2010

They’re Mongolian, they’re from 1973, they feature fantastic illustrations of Russian and US space missions and we found them in a tiny stamp shop in Istanbul. There’s not one thing about these stamps that isn’t awesome!

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Historical Context: Ho Ho Ho!

May 14, 2010

What trip to Turkey would be complete without a visit to the birth place of Jolly Old Saint Nick! Yes, as we all learned in Christmas carols sung every year by the fireside, the man who has come to be known all around the world as Santa Claus was Greek.

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Airport Code: ADB

May 14, 2010

With the exception of small municipal or private airports, every airport has a 3 letter IATA code. JFK, SFO, LAX, CHI… The most interesting piece of trivia involving IATA codes probably has to do with Rush’s song YYZ. The song begins with a morse code rendering of the letters Y-Y-Z ( – . – –   […]

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Little Help Here: Turkey

April 5, 2010

On May 3rd we’ll be arriving in Istanbul for a 2 to 3 week tour of Turkey. Probably our last stop on the trip before we make our way back home. We don’t have a set itinerary yet, but thought we’d throw a notice out there and see if anyone has any friends or family […]

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