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This is my 400th Post.

  It seems totally insane that I started this blog in October of 2010 and it’s now February of 2019. Seems like a good time for a little reflection, doesn’t it? So, how has my life changed in 400 posts? ~ I’m not a jewelry designer anymore. ~ I’m not in a long-term (14 year) […]

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A stroll through Sultanahmet

I’d been hearing the siren song of Turkey for a long time and couldn’t ignore it any longer. I’d originally planned to go for only 4 days while on my 6 month solo trip across Europe. But as I started to dig I discovered more things that I just had to see, so 4 days […]

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Istanbul to Athens Day 150

Welcome to Greece Andrea! My first view of the Greek isles! I was back at the airport again today flying to Athens. I’m a bit sad to be leaving Turkey, but pretty fricking excited to be going to Greece. PLUS I’m meeting my friend Deb there so I’ll have company for the duration of my travels […]

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Selcuk to Istanbul Day 149

I flew from Izmir to Istanbul today. Did you know that Turkish hospitality doesn’t stop at the airport? They serve you a complimentary meal on a 55 minute flight with an alcoholic beverage of your choice. This flight cost me 65 CDN. Isn’t that unheard of nowadays? I had all these plans to do some stuff […]

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Selcuk (Sirince) Turkey Day 148

I’ve just  been having a great time in Selcuk. I’ve been lucky in that the owner of the hotel I’m staying in is married to a girl from Edmonton and we’ve been hanging out a lot in the last couple of days, which has been great! Feels like a little taste of home. She recommended […]

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Selcuk (Ephesus) Turkey, Day 147

At the hotel where I’m staying there is the sweetest, tiniest, most playful little kitten. I can never seem to remember his name in Turkish, but it translates to “no underpants.” I was having breakfast this morning and observing this family also having breakfast. They had a little boy, maybe 5 years old? Anyways, this […]

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Pamukkale to Selcuk Bus Day 146

Today was a pretty relaxed day. I took the 10am bus to Selcuk, which was interesting to say the least. I was directly behind the driver, and he drove like a freaking maniac! He drove fast, straddled two lanes, passed people, rushed up to other cars and put his brakes on at the very last minute […]

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Pamukkale, Turkey Day 145

Today I did the most delightful thing… NOTHING! That’s right! I went out for about an hour this morning to town. I had trouble finding town because yesterday I didn’t make my own way to my hotel so I didn’t know what direction to go, so in typical Andrea fashion I tried to get there […]

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