Posts tagged "Turkey"

Istanbul Spice Market Was a Cook’s Dream

Making my way through crowds of people slowly walking, talking on cell phones and holding shopping bags, I found the mounds of spices in the marketplace in Istanbul, Turkey. I’d arrived to buy various spices in this legendary market known as the Egyptian Market, which conjured up stories of ancient spice routes. With centuries of bustling...

Ephesus, Turkey

Visiting the House of the Virgin Mary was a moving experience and its believed to be the home where Mary lived her last days in Ephesus.  St. John also stayed there before he was beheaded.  This is a pilgrimage site and an Italian Mass was being said next to the house making the visit reflective...
The wonders of Ephesus old city

The wonders of Ephesus old city

It truly was a step back in time, thousands of years ago, with the vibrant town of Ephesus, Turkey.  The ruins tell the story, market places and houses for the rich, library and amphitheatre where St. Paul spoke and concerts performed.  A therapeutic hospital where organs have been excavated and the huge library rivaling Alexandria’s...
Istanbul's Spice Market

Istanbul’s Spice Market

Hearing much about the famous spice market in Istanbul, we took a taxi from our hotel to the center of town and walked along the big open area until the tiny shops started appearing before us.  Suddenly it was wall to wall people and we found an engaging man selling his spices and he lured us...
MLiss Travels

MLiss Travels