Turkey: Globally, Historically and Uniquely Your’s

After being back in the United States for 2 months I have had plenty of time to reflect and reminisce about my 8 weeks in the nation of Turkey. It took my a few days but I finally came to an understanding of why I love this country so much now and why it is…

Gallipoli Peninsula: the ANZAC Battlefields

As continued from my pervious post on Canakkale and Troy. Gallipoli Peninsula and the ANZAC Battlefields So after my tour of Troy I crossed the Dardanelles to Eceabat to have lunch and meet my Gallipoli tour at the Crowded House Hotel, where Crowded House Tours is stationed. Now, before that, on the promenade of Eceabat…

Canakkale and Troy

Merhaba! Two weekends ago I ventured off on my own to Canakkale, a quaint little seaside town on the Asian side of the Dardanelles Strait between the Marmaris Sea and the Aegean Sea. This was my base for exploring Troy and the Gallipoli Peninsula, mainly the ANZAC Battlefields. I arrived by a 5 hour bus…

Ruins of Ephesus and Natural Beauty of Pamukkale

Two weekends ago my friends and I headed for the ancient ruins of Ephesus and the sandstone travertines of Pamukkale. There are two options to get to Ephesus, by bus to Selcuk or Izmir, or flying to Izmir. Selcuk is the nearest town to Ephesus and is a 40 minute to an hour bus ride…

Baklava and Kebab Heavens in Istanbul

Merhaba! As I have mentioned before the small and handy guidebook “Istanbul Eats: Exploring the Culinary Backstreets” has taken me to nothing but some of the best restaurants and eateries in Istanbul, and the best dishes I have had in the city have all come from these places. But I must share an exciting moment…

Merhaba Istanbul!

Merhaba Everyone! (Merhaba is Hello in Turkish). This summer I decided to Study Abroad in Istanbul at Bogazici University (the first American University established outside of the United States). I’ve already been here a week and so far it has been amazing! I decided to do this for a few reasons in addition to academic…