Jerusalem and Jordan Part 2

Built before 31BC, the Masada, built by Herod the Great, was home to Israelites who lived there until the invasion by Roman troops in 74 CE at the end of the First Jewish Roman War. The archaeological evidence contradicts some claims that during a siege by the Romans, 960 Jewish rebellion occupants were locked inContinue reading “Jerusalem and Jordan Part 2”

Kas, Türkiye

Kas, Türkiye We are now a full month into our winter contract, and I still haven’t shared how much we love this place. You may have read that we had a bit if trepidation since this is one place that I had very little knowledge of before we committed – indeed had to commit, toContinue reading “Kas, Türkiye”

Gocek

This was the final week of our amazing summer cruise. Knowing that soon we would be tied to the dock for months, we wanted our final week to be swinging at anchor and untethered to land except by our hook. We specifically wanted to relax and have completely chilled family time with no plans, noContinue reading “Gocek”

Marmaris and Dalyan

Our first trip to Marmaris was a week prior via bus from Selimye to purchase a sim card for internet and it was a good reminder that experiences of a place change largely depending on the circumstances of your visit. We were harried and we had specific tasks on what would be a short visitContinue reading “Marmaris and Dalyan”

Bodrum and Selimiye

Bodrum and Selimye Two of my favorite aspects of living aboard our boat while traveling the world is: 1. Taking all my favorite things – (pillows, boots, blankets, and outerwear for any weather) with me, and 2. Living wherever I feel like living. I’m not someone who loves the city or loves the country butContinue reading “Bodrum and Selimiye”

Kusadasi/ Ephesus

Kušadasi/Ephesus Leaving Istanbul, we had a 40-hour non-stop passage to Kušadasi. A port town, but clearly an inexpensive stop for holidaymakers from the UK as well, Kušadasi is busy town with the usual shops and cafes that cater to cruise chip customers. Our primary reason for coming is that it is the closest marina townContinue reading “Kusadasi/ Ephesus”

ISTANBUL!

ISTANBUL, TÜRKIYE Approaching the city of more than 16 million inhabitants, it looks as one might expect. Container ships abound awaiting their turn to offload or upload or transit the Bosporus canal. These ships were EVERYWHERE. Buildings and the beautiful minarets with the domes of the mosques are the most prominent land feature. But surprisinglyContinue reading “ISTANBUL!”

Bozcaada, Ayvalık, Cunda

Trip North to Istanbul One of the most difficult challenges we face is deciding which towns/islands/countries to visit and which to bypass. The sad unavoidable truth that we continue to reconcile is that no matter for how long we plan to visit, we will not see everything we hoped, planned, or dreamed of seeing. ThatContinue reading “Bozcaada, Ayvalık, Cunda”