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Happy June!

Hey guys! Here is a desktop calendar for you for the month of June. My life is changing a lot this summer, and I have already fallen prey to the mistake of wishing for August in place of June and July. But, we can’t have these back. Once the days pass, they’re finished. So, the quote is mostly for me to remember this month to make the most of each day. These are days that have been given as a gift, and there is so much to be found in them! Summer is a magical time, and I hope that you take the challenge of enjoying each day, not letting the future steal your present. 

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Hello April!

So, March just completely escaped me! Sorry about that. I’m going to continue the travel theme in April since 1) I basically missed March and 2) I’m going to Vienna in less than two weeks!! So, it’s just fitting. I thought I’d share a youtube channel that I’ve come across that fits perfectly with the travel theme. It is from fawn, which I think has some cool stuff to begin with, but they have a show called Wanderlust that just travels around and gives tips and also shows some highlights and things to do in several different countries and cities. Let me know if you like the channel, what your favorite episode is!!

The second thing I want to do today is share some of my favorite traveling experiences. I’d love to hear yours in the comments section!!

IMG_1266Most Exciting

I think that the most exciting things we have done while traveling was hiking to a canyon by ourselves and crossing a treacherous old wooden bridge over the swirling waters. I don’t know if it was the thrill of being alone in such an amazing place, or the danger of the bridge, but that was a really fun experience.

I also really enjoyed the time that the fire-eater sat on my lap to eat fire in Senegal. Definitely a good memory!!

Oh, and the hot air balloon in Cappadocia!

Most Relaxing

The most relaxing holiday we have had has to have been Thessaloniki/Salonic, Greece. We went last Easter weekend, and we spent some time walking around and visiting places, but the majority of the weekend we sat in cafes and read. The town was really chill and quiet, so we just enjoyed the time without any responsibilities.

IMG_1027Most Awe-Inspiring

This is hard, because we have been many amazing places, and almost everywhere we travel there is at least something that is inspiring! I think my top two are the Coliseum in Rome (LOVED that!!) and the Maroon Bells in CO after the rain and clouds are lifting. (Oh, and Cappadocia was pretty awesome, too!)

Most Fun

This is so hard. We ALWAYS have fun!! Really, I don’t think I can pick, and I don’t think it’s worth just listing all of the places we have traveled to here.

20120715-210030.jpgThe one I most want to revisit

The place I most want to revisit . . . hm, I always want to go back to Senegal, but they caught my heart in a different way than the others because we have interacted with the people there. There are SO many places in the world that I want to go, that it is hard to think of scheduling time to revisit one!! I would like to go back to England and spend a little more time there.

Top 5 dream destinations:

1. Australia
2. Thailand
3. Bora Bora
4. Morocco/Spain – really, I want to see if there are monkeys on the Rock of Gibralter
5. South Africa

What about you?

This Week in Photos

Jan111. Narli loved the snow. It was so fun to watch her running through it at full speed!

2. We had a great planning/dreaming session on Friday for the future.

3. Wednesday morning was great, slept in, had coffee with Jer, watched a documentary on religion in America. Nice morning.

4. Got to see a very good friend that I don’t see enough!! Thoroughly enjoyed the couple of hours we had to catch up!

5. Had my fortune told from my Turkish coffee grounds. 🙂

6. Found a trike in the parking garage. Chased. Got chased.

7. Loved having a couple of days of beautiful snow, and some extra time to relax and enjoy the time together.

January 2013!

One thing that I would like to add to this blog this year is offering you a desktop background for every month. I created one for December with a C.S. Lewis quote and calendar, and I enjoyed doing it. So, we’ll see how it goes. I’d love your feedback on whether or not the backgrounds work for you! If there are any problems, please leave a comment below, and I can re-upload a different size of background.

Happy January!

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Bu Ne Ya?

I took this picture on the bus tonight after a very enlightening conversation with Jeremy (all in Turkish) over the novelty of his “real book” yada gerçek kitap. He went on to tell me, all in Turkish about how in history people used to read these real books and all of this with an acute sense of amazement.

I guess everything is funnier in the second language . . . but, he definitely made me laugh out loud.


A Happy Bayram

This week was bayram here in Turkey (and in all of the Muslim world.) I wrote a post about this last year, that you can read here. I have thoroughly enjoyed just enjoying my time off. We have seen a movie, gone to a couple of basketball games, met a pretty cool famous person, slept in, played with our puppy, spent time with friends, eaten good food, and overall just enjoyed a slower pace.

I’ve decided that in part of my endeavor of resurrecting my regular posting schedule, I will use this week to share a picture every day with you. I’ve got some good ones already, and this one is one of my favorites. Really . . . how could I not buy this when I saw it on the shelf? What a good way to start each morning, or end each day!!