Travels in Turkey: Ephesus

Linda Stewart There was a time when I read through the Bible every year and the apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians remains a favourite of mine.  The nuns were sticklers for indoctrination and once upon a time I knew all of Paul’s journeys through the ancient holy lands.  It was a part of our…

Travels in Turkey: Amyntas Tombs

Linda Stewart Lycian rock tombs are dotted all over Turkey but those we saw and photographed here are those of the Amyntas Tombs in Fethiye.  They are an imposing landmark and the Telmessos (Fethiye) tombs are some of Turkey’s finest examples of funerary craftsmanship. The Lyceans carved elaborate tombs from soft sandstone rock faces believing…

Thoughts about Turkey

Linda Stewart When we decided to visit Turkey and spend a month exploring the west coast, we were apprehensive about how we would cope in a culture so different from our own; Anglophiles to the bone, albeit antipodean Anglophiles. We enjoy the interacting with people of other cultures but we do like to be able…