MacLehose Trail – Hong Kong GeoPark

On my most recent trip to Hong Kong, I accompanied a friend from Beijing to the LDS temple for his first time. It was a glorious experience. I am glad I was able to be there to support him. That … Continued


Zeus sent two eagles in opposite directions. Where they met would be the center of the world. They met at a rock in a place called Delphi. The rock is called the omphalos or navel. With a legend like this … Continued


After Turkey, we traveled to Greece for a few days. We figured, we’re in the area we might as well get to Athens. Magnificent Travel arranged everything for us to get to Athens from Cappadocia and have an enjoyable time … Continued

Summary of Turkey

I know it has been a few months since I went to Turkey and the posts have been slow in coming, but Cappadocia was our last stop in Turkey before heading to Greece for a couple of days. Turkey was … Continued

Cappadocia Green Tour

After the magnificent hot air balloon experience, we loaded into another van for the Cappadocia Green Tour from Goreme. This tour takes guests a bit further away from the town and to some unique places less populated by fairy chimneys. … Continued

Cappadocia – Hot Air Balloon

Cappadocia  – Hot Air Balloon The best way to see this desert region of Turkey is in a hot air balloon. You’ve seen pictures of these before. Every list of must-see destinations or bucket list items includes a picture of … Continued

Cappadocia Fairy Chimneys

In addition to the Goreme Open-air Museum, our Red Route tour took us to many other locations around the area to experience the fairy chimneys. Uchisar Castle A large rock formation at the top of a hill, meaning great vantage … Continued

Cappadocia – Goreme Open-air Museum

From Pamukkale, we took an overnight coach to the desert region of Cappadocia, with remnants of culture dating back to the Hittite period. The coach ride was probably my worst experience in Turkey. It was uncomfortable, extremely warm, and confusing. … Continued

Pamukkale – Hierapolis

The modern Turkish town of Pammukkale sits at the base of the acropolis where Hierapolis, an ancient resort town once ruled. The hill with the ruins has a façade of white calcium deposits, which is one reason for the modern … Continued

Other Selcuk, Turkey Sights

The city of Ephesus was not contained to the current archaeological site or even within the city walls. It spreads into the mountains around it and into the current town of Selcuk, Turkey (pronounced selchuck). This town is where the … Continued

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