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Saturday, August 17: Day 117 – The Perge

Today we start with a trip to the Antalya Museum which contains “The Treasures of Turkey”. Prehistory means prior to the written word. History begins with being able to write down history...

Friday, August 16: Day 116 – Turquoise

We left our beatiful hotel in the Turkish Riviera. We drive along the Turquoise Coast. Turquoise is a Turkish word meaning Turkish color. Ertunga says that it is much like driving Route 1 from San...

Thursday, August 15: Day 115 Gorge-ous

Telmessos is the ancient city in Fethiye. It is a 4th century BC tomb. Lycia is known for its rock tombs. It is similar to the fascades in Petra. When kings died, they became gods. They were buried...

Friday, August 9: Day 109 -Troy

Troy had a strategic location for controlling the Aegean Sea. There are ten layers to Troy as people fled the city due to fires and earthquakes but returned to rebuild. (There are over 3,000 ancient...

Tuesday, August 6: Day 106 – So Much to Learn

We met our tour guide Ertunga Ecir this morning. His Internet reviews are so good that we had to choose him. We will be together for the next three weeks. Ertunga has planned an amazing itinerary of...

Friday, August 2: Day 102 – My #MeToo Moment

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…. and it could have been much worse!! Our day started with a deluxe breakfast buffet complete with Eggs Benedict!! We needed to do some...

Thursday, August 1: Day 101 – Babi Yar

We rode the subway to the outskirts of Kiev. Kiev has the deepest subway station in the world which in turn makes for some long escalators. They move faster than regular escalators so you need to...

Wednesday, July 31: Day 100 – Chernobyl

We have hit triple digits today in days traveled. We are still so thankful to have this opportunity. Today, we go to the Chernobyl Museum. There are 3.5 million Chernobyl victims. Even as we go...

Tuesday, July 30: Day 99-It’s a Miracle

We took a subway to the Motherland Monument. This is the Soviet answer to the Statue of Liberty. It is made of stainless steel and was completed in 1981. It has the Soviet symbol on it...

Saturday, July 27: Day 96- Leavin’ Lviv

It is time to leave our interesting apartment in Lviv. It is fun to “play house” in a different place each week. After a 35-minute uphill walk to the train station, we were good and...

Friday, July 26: Day 95- The Green Sweater

Lviv had the largest population of Jews in Russia prior to WWII with 95,000 or 30% of the population. After WWII, the Jewish population was only 800-1,000. Many of them survived in the sewers. There...

Thursday, July 25: Day 94 – Blue and Yellow

The Ukrainian flag is a blue horizontal stripe above a yellow horizontal stripe. Blue sky over yellow sunflowers. This photo resembles their flag. We see many older women selling flowers on the...

Tuesday, July 23: Day 92 – Livin’ in Lviv

It is time to leave the Schengen. Schengen is the area of Europe that can be visited by Americans without a visa. One can only stay there 90 days. When we arrived at the train station in Lviv...

Sunday, July 21: Day 90 – Wrestling Match

Today we went to a church service that started at 5:00pm. We normally attend church in the mornings so this was a new experience for us. Kosciol Chrytus Zbawiciela is a Reformed church which are...

Friday, July 19: Day 88 – The List

Here is a list of three Polish men that you should know: a freedom fighter, an opportunist lifesaver, and chronicler of the Polish soul. Kosciuszko Tadeusz Kosciuszko has a long list of...

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