A View of Anatolia

July 27, 2012 12 Comments »

Turkey Monument highlighting Ataturk

The Turks love Ataturk - the founder of the Republic of Turkey - you'll find his image everywhere in Anatolia

I traveled for two weeks throughout Turkey making a big circle starting in Istanbul and going all the way South to the Mediterranean and then back up through the middle and back to Istanbul – I basically circumnavigated the region referred to as Anatolia (also referred to as Asia Minor).   I logged a lot of miles in various forms of transportation – but it was a great way to get a better feel for the Turkish culture overall.  As big and exciting as Istanbul is – I highly recommend that you get out and discover Anatolia as part of your travels in Turkey.  These are some of my favorite photos from that circular trip around Asia Minor.  Some images highlight the rather touristy areas and some focus on the quiet every day life that makes up this vast region.   I’ll be providing much more detail of the trip and areas visited over the next month, but these photos will hopefully give you a quick visual overview of what you can expect outside of Istanbul.

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Village homes in Goreme

The village of Goreme is a popular stop to explore the strange land formations of Cappadocia

The view from the Lycian way

The Turkish Mediterranean is stunning. This view if from the famous Lycian Way trekking trail near Kayakoy.

Whirling Dervishes perform at a religious ceremony

Whirling Dervishes perform in Burgas

descending the Pamukkale terraces in moonlight

Descending the calcium Pamukkale terraces in the moonlight

Silk ties with Turkish designs in Bursa

Turkish themed silk ties sold in Bursa which is known for silk production. Notice the many images of Ataturk again!

Cappadocia formations

The 'other-world' formations of Cappadocia

Stack of brightly colored chairs in Kas

A rainbow of chairs in the vibrant city of Kas on the Mediterranean

serving tea in Turkey

Tea is the national drink in Turkey and is served in little glasses all over the country

Hot air balloons dot the sky over Cappadocia

Hot air balloons dot the sky over Cappadocia

Church of St. Nicholas Myra Turkey

Church of St. Nicholas (Father Christmas) in Myra Turkey

Calcium landscape of Pamulkkale

Calcium landscape look like veins in Pamulkkale

Rug vendor in Goreme Turkey

Rug vendor in Goreme Turkey

Grilling fish on the Mediterranean

Grilling fresh fish on the Mediterranean near Kas

Colorful balloons rise up in Capadoccia Turkey

Colorful balloons rise up in Capadoccia




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