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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 9: Istanbul (Not Constantinople) Revisited

Turkish Delight and Greekin' Out Part 9: Istanbul (Not Constantinople) Revisited
Miss the first 8 parts of this series?  Check them out at the following links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8! It’s impossible to do Istanbul in just one day, even when you travel the way Elliot and I do, so we thanked Zeus that our cruise ended with an overnight stay... 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 »
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Turkish Delight and Greekin' Out Part 3: I Can See Your Halicarnassus

Turkish Delight and Greekin' Out Part 3:  I Can See Your Halicarnassus
Missed Parts 1 and 2?  Check them out here and here! Chapter 7:  Shipwrecked We had one last stop in Turkey before heading to the Greek Islands, and I have to confess that I didn’t know too much about Bodrum apart from it being the site of the ancient city of Halicarnassus and its famous... Read more »

American Girl Down Under: Stories from Australia Part 2

American Girl Down Under:  Stories from Australia Part 2
Did you miss Part 1 of this blog series?  Check it out here! Chapter 3:  Exploring Brisbane I woke up once at 3am, but I forced myself to go back to sleep to get on an Australian sleep cycle.  We woke up at 8:30 for a 10:00 Easter mass at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in the... Read more »