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Tag Archives: turkey

Istanbul, Reprised

Vintage treasures from the Grand Bazaar (which was otherwise disappointing–way too many cheap souvenirs). Topkapi. Kate: Where’s Camille? Elliot: Fart […]

“Wonderful Kizkalesi”

“You were thinking rabbit, which was optimistic.” We wanted more time at the beach before heading back to Istanbul, so […]

The Ihlara Valley

Here are our last batch of photos from Cappadocia! One day we rented a car in Goreme in lieu of […]

Hitchin’ a Ride, part 2

We spotted a hitchhiker on the bus to Nevsehir (en route to “wonderful Kizkalesi”). Elliot [a tiny bit freaked out]: […]

I’ll Pass, Thanks

A vendor at the Uçhisar Castle entrance pulled open a dried apricot, tucked three kinds of nuts inside, and handed […]

Hitchin’ a Ride

Further adventures in Cappadocia… “Hop on, Mama! I take you all the way to America!” Later that same day we […]

Balloons!

Yes, taking a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia is expensive and SUPER TOURISTY. But as you can see, you’d […]

A Good Man is Hard to Find, part 2

An interlude with a bushy-mustached, roly-poly tea-and-nut seller near the Open Air Museum: Man: How you like Turkey? Kate: Çok güzel! […]

Snapshots from Cappadocia

“Pardon me: may I suck on your nip?” We had a totally awesome time in Cappadocia–hiking among weird rock formations […]

City of a Thousand Gods

Another cool thing we wouldn’t have seen on our original itinerary is Hattuşa (or Hattusha), the capital of the Hittite […]

Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.