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Turkish Delight and Greekin' Out

As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, I’m a huge history nerd, particularly ancient history.  I graduated from the University of Iowa with an Ancient Civilizations degree which doesn’t do me a huge ton of service in terms of a career but makes me a first round draft pick when it comes to bar trivia.  I spent... Read more »

Turkish Delight and Greekin' Out Part 10: Birthing Venus in Cyprus

Turkish Delight and Greekin' Out Part 10: Birthing Venus in Cyprus
Miss Parts 1-9? Check them out at the following links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 If you’ve ever been on a cruise, you know what a clusterfuck the disembarkation process can be: lots of waiting in long lines for baggage that you could have easily taken off the boat yourself.  Royal... Read more »

Turkish Delight and Greekin' Out Part 8: Mino-tour-ing Crete

Turkish Delight and Greekin' Out Part 8: Mino-tour-ing Crete
If you’ve ever seen Role Models with Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott, then you probably read the title of this post in the same voice their energy drink truck does:  MINOTAUR! TASTE THE BEAST!  If you haven’t seen the movie, then it’s a must-do on your holiday vacation plan list.  It’s seriously underrated, and... Read more »
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Turkish Delight and Greekin' Out Part 7: Speedo Side Planks in Mykonos

Turkish Delight and Greekin' Out Part 7: Speedo Side Planks in Mykonos
Miss Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6?  Click to get caught up! Despite what college pictures might tell you, I’m not much of a party gal.  Now that I’m 31, I much prefer brunch and a good beer during a college football game to getting all decked out and “WOO!ing” until four in... Read more »

Turkish Delight and Greekin' Out Part 6: Classical Athens in a Day

Turkish Delight and Greekin' Out Part 6: Classical Athens in a Day
It’s not hyperbole to say that the Iliad changed my life.  I’ve written about this before, but I took a class called “Greek Civilization” the spring semester of my freshman year at Iowa.  There was no class description, but I needed a Humanities credit and it fit my already packed schedule.  I was hesitant to... Read more »

Turkish Delight and Greekin' Out Part 5: A Couple of Asses in Santorini

Turkish Delight and Greekin' Out Part 5:  A Couple of Asses in Santorini
Miss Parts 1, 2, 3, or 4? Check them out here, here, here, and here! I’m going to claim that we woke up late the morning after a Johnnie Walker tasting because our phones didn’t update the time zone, but it’s probably because we had double digit “tastes” of Scotch the night before.  We had... Read more »
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Turkish Delight and Greekin' Out Part 4: The Colossus of Rhodes is Johnnie Walker

Turkish Delight and Greekin' Out Part 4:  The Colossus of Rhodes is Johnnie Walker
Miss Parts 1, 2, or 3?  Check them out here, here, and here!  Chapter 9:  Rhodes?  Where we’re going, we don’t need Rhodes.. Despite all the excitement from a rowdy Red and White party with the swan of our time, Oona, we still managed to wake up early to grab a quick breakfast at one... Read more »

Turkish Delight and Greekin' Out Part 1: Istanbul (not Constantinople)

Turkish Delight and Greekin' Out Part 1:  Istanbul (not Constantinople)
As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, I’m a huge history nerd, particularly ancient history.  I graduated from the University of Iowa with an Ancient Civilizations degree which doesn’t do me a huge ton of service in terms of a career but makes me a first round draft pick when it comes to bar trivia.  I... Read more »
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