Magical Turkey – Photos

Alright, I’ll admit, I love most places I visit for one reason or another… But I’m quite possibly actually in love with Turkey. It’s magical. It’s beautiful. The people invite you into their homes for tea, then dinner, then ask you to stay the night. (Seriously). The history, the architecture, the colors and food…I’ll go ahead and say it – Turkey just might be the best country ever.

Some sights from my first week:

The gorgeous travertines of Pamukkale, Turkey
Istanbul from the Bosphorus Strait
The beautifully silent interior of the Blue Mosque, Istanbul
The ancient Ottoman village of Cumalikizik
The Roman ruins of Ephesus
The amazing installations at the Istanbul Modern Art Museum
The Bursa Grand Mosque, or Ulu Camii
The countryside of Selcuk, Turkey (I got this after a guy on his tractor let me hitch a ride).
Street graffiti, Istanbul
Pamukkale from below
House decorations in Sirince, Turkey
The Hagia Sofia at night
The Blue Mosque, Istanbul (Winner of my absolute favorite place in Turkey)
The brilliant colors in Camalikizik, Turkey
The quiet wine-making village of Sirince
Travertines of Pamukkale, Turkey
Leaving Sirince, Turkey


6 thoughts on “Magical Turkey – Photos

  1. I knew it, I knew it, I knew it! Turkey is the best country ever! My previously inexplicable attraction to this place now makes sense!! Glad you’re loving it.

  2. These are great pics, Sarah! It looks beautiful…I’m so jealous, but glad I can live vicariously through you.

  3. Sara, I think I fell in love with your pictures. They are romantic, and nostalgic of the lost eras and are so intimate. Beautiful

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