Istanbul, Turkey

After spending Thanksgiving in Selcuk, we were headed to our last stop in Turkey - Istanbul.  Upon our arrival to Istanbul, we checked into our Air Bnb apartment in the Beyoglu district. We dropped off our bags and headed straight to Durumzade, a Kebap place that has been made famous by Anthony...
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Safari Park Volunteering – Safari

Finishing up the series of our week volunteering at Safari Park Volunteers in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, the next team we were assigned to was Safari.   You can read our experience on the other teams here: Volunteer Team - Cubs Volunteer Team - Rescue   Volunteer Team -...
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Safari Park Volunteering – Rescue

Continuing the series of our week volunteering at Safari Park Volunteers in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, the next team we were assigned to was Rescue.   You can also read about our experience on the other teams here: Safari Park Volunteering - Cubs Safari Park Volunteering -...
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Safari Park Volunteering – Cubs

When planning out our RTW trip, I knew I wanted to volunteer during our time abroad and somehow came across Safari Park Volunteers while researching online.  It was affordable (some volunteer programs are actually really costly and require a huge time commitment), we could choose how long we wanted...
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Looking Back on a Year of Unforgettable Memories

Spending a year traveling the world has been the most incredible experience.  It's been an educational, eye-opening, and life-changing adventure we never could have imagined.  We are beyond grateful for being able to experience and learn as much as we did in one year - meeting with family and...
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Spending Thanksgiving in Selcuk, Turkey

Our Turkey adventure continues west to the city of Selçuk we stayed at an AirBnB just steps from St. John's Basilica and even had a view of the Temple of Artemis. We were most excited about visiting Ephesus located just 3 kilometers from Selçuk where centuries ago, the Greeks settled at this...
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Visiting the Pools of Pamukkale – Denizli, Turkey

After a long day exploring Göreme on the Green Tour, we checked out of our hotel to head to our next intended major site on our list of places to visit - Pamukkale.  From Cappadocia, the only transportation available are overnight buses (no direct flights or trains), so we were in for a long 9+ hour...
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The Cappadocia Green Tour – Turkey

A great way to explore a lot of Cappadocia in a short amount of time is by taking one of the organized tours that are offered.  The tours at Cappadocia are color based - Red, Green, Blue, or Orange. We decided to go with the Green Tour which encompasses Göreme Panorama, The Underground City...
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Exploring the historical sights of Göreme, Turkey

After checking off touring cappadocia from a hot air balloon off our bucket list, we had the rest of the day to explore the rest of Göreme and what it had to offer.   The most well known "attraction" after hot air ballooning is the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Open Air Museum that once...
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Breathtaking Cappadocia from a Hot Air Balloon

After the madness of Morocco, we were headed to our next country - Turkey! We had a stopover in Geneva, Switzerland where Minh looked at the backside of a posted dial clock (looking at the hands backwards) at the airport and thought we were going to miss our connecting...
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