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Adhan – The Call to Prayer || Little Things I Love About

It’s probably one of the most beautiful things I have heard. I first heard it when I was walking in Istanbul. Suddenly the Call to Prayer, or Adhan, came through speakers from all over and it literally stopped me in my steps. I will always remember that. (Click the photo...

SİYAH ZEYTİN EZMESİ || Little Things I Love About Series

SİYAH ZEYTİN EZMESİ. Or Turkish Olive Paste. 🙂 I remember when I first tried it at breakfast in Istanbul, I was like, OH MY WORD, what is this goodness!?!? It wasn’t until my 4th visit that I finally got my act together and brought a few jars home with me to enjoy on...

Home cooked village meal, yes please! || Turkish Real Travel Experience

One of the beautiful things I love about our OLD VILLAGES itinerary is how we do many “local” things – wine tasting in a small village, wandering a coastal village, shopping in a mountain village. Villages. Turkey is FULL of them.  And one of my favorite...

Antalya – Gateway to the Turquoise Coast || Turkey Destination Highlight

Antalya is a resort destination in Southern Turkey and one we visit on our OLD VILLAGES Itinerary. As a gateway to its southern Mediterranean region, known as the Turquoise Coast for its blue waters, Antalya also has an “old city” down by the water (it was a major...

Lokum…also knows as Turkish Delight || Little Things I Love About Series

Turkish Delight. or Lokum. There is something about this sweet treat that everyone enjoys – it could be the sweetness in itself, or the pistachios, or the nuget. Whatever it is, it is world famous and buying some to take home is one of the most favorite things I do! You can...

Follow Your Heart to Turkey by Suki || Guest Review

My Travel Experience to Turkey – The Old Villages – was the first time I had the pleasure of having Suki as a Follow Your Heart guest. We even got to be roommates! She also started something that has now become a “thing” with FYH – shared iPhone/iPad...

Satisfying Your Culinary Palette in Istanbul || Turkey Destination Highlight

Food. We all love it. We all need it. And if you are a foodie, all the more! Turkish Cuisine is so savory and delicious and I simply had to share some of it with you from a previous trip. These are just SOME of the things I discovered in Istanbul alone. Let us begin our culinary...

Follow Your Heart to Turkey by Vatsala || Guest Review

Vatsala was a friend of one of my dear guests from a previous Turkey Travel Experience. Her and her daughte rcame from where they live in China on our Old Villages Itinerary…they were so much fun to have along on the trip! “I just returned from the June 2015 trip to...

Gözleme – A favorite Turkish eat! || Real Travel Experience

One of my ALL TIME favorite Turkish eats is gözleme. It is a traditional Turkish flatbread and pastry dish, made of hand-rolled leaves of yufka dough that are lightly brushed with butter and eggs, filled with various toppings, sealed, and cooked over a griddle. While we were in...

Follow Your Heart Travel Experience to Turkey by Bob & Bev || Guest Review

I was excited to have Bob & Bev on our Turkey Travel Experience; both had been to Turkey and Bob actually spent several years in Turkey growing up as an expat teenager. We were both there in Istanbul a couple days before and they had asked me if I’d like to join them...