Turkey Day 10 - Isparta and BosphorusTurkey: Day 10 – Isparta And Bosphorus Cruise – The city of Isparta, Turkey, is known as the city of roses. For long has been the world’s largest producer of rose oil for use in making perfumes. The city streets are lined with rose bushes and rose gardens. Everywhere … (read more)

Turkey Day 9 - DavrazTurkey: Day 9 – 2nd International Davraz Congress – We had the opportunity to participate in the 2nd International Davraz congress, hosted by Suleyman Demirel University in Isparta. Suleyman Demirel University is Turkey’s third largest University. Under the leadership of Rector Hasan Ibicioglu, the University is rapidly growing. It … (read more)

Turkey Day 8 - SDUTurkey: Day 8 – Suleyman Demirel University – Our day began with an early lunch in Antalya before departing for the city of Isparta. Isparta is also known as the city of roses. Production of rose water is one of its main enterprises. Located in the city is … (read more)

Turkey Day 7 - AntalyaTurkey: Day 7 – Antalya – Rixos Premium Belek – Last night we checked into the Rixos Premium Belek in the Antalya region of Turkey. The resort is a five-star, beachfront, all-inclusive resort. Perhaps the best way to describe it is a cruise ship on land. Designed with an Egyptian … (read more)

Turkey Day 6 - CappadociaTurkey: Day 6 – Cappadocia – An early morning flight from Izmir brought us to the center of Turkey, the city of Kayseri. An area different from the others we had visited, the region is known for its spectacular scenery and it’s exquisite cuisine which some … (read more)

Turkey Day 5 - Ephesus Kusadasi and Marys HouseTurkey: Day 5 – Ephesus, Kusadasi and Mary’s House – We started the day driving through the Turkish countryside from Izmir to Ephesus. The Drive reminded us of California, with its rolling hills and beautiful greenery. Perhaps one of the things that most impressed us was the beautiful landscaping. For … (read more)

Turkey Day 4 - Topkapi Palace Et AlTurkey: Day 4 – Istanbul’s Old City – On the easternmost tip of the European peninsula sits the Topkapi Palace. Built by Mehmet II between 1459 and 1465, the Palace was the residence of the sultan until 1856. The Palace had numerous roles. It served as the seat … (read more)

Turkey Day 3 - To The Bazaars We GoTurkey: Day 3 – To The Bazaars We Go – Two of the most popular locations in Istanbul are located within walking distance of each other, the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Bazaar. A visit to both is a requirement when visiting the city. Our morning started at the Grand … (read more)

Turkey Day 2 - A Day Of Informative MeetingsTurkey: Day 2 – A Day Of Informative Meetings – Today provided us with a great opportunity to learn more about the political and economic aspects of Turkey. We started the day at the headquarters of TUSKON, the Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists. This organization was founded in 2006 … (read more)

Turkey Day 1 - Dinner In IstanbulTurkey: Day 1 – Dinner In Istanbul – I was always told that when traveling to Turkey, one must take Turkish Airlines, and I must say they were right! Having taken several exhausting transatlantic flights in the past, Turkish Airlines was a pleasant surprise. We boarded to find … (read more)

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