Akner Monastery

CONTRIBUTED BY EMILY SMITH A few months ago, my husband and I were searching Google Earth in the Adana area for anything interesting that might be fun to explore. We were excited to find a photo of some ruins about 1.5-2 hours north of Adana. Our thoughts were that if these photos and coordinates were … Continue reading Akner Monastery


CONTRIBUTED BY EMILY SMITH Uzancaburc, which translated literally means, “tall tower,” which refers to the large stone tower near the center of the town.  It is also the location of the ancient city of Diocaesarea, which means “of God and Caesar.” The size and detail based alone on the existing ruins could very well prove that … Continue reading Uzuncaburç

Silifke Castle

CONTRIBUTED BY EMILY SMITH I love three-day weekends. And I love three-day weekends in Turkey. But really, I love three-day weekends in Turkey when my husband is on leave, and we go out exploring Turkey! A few months ago on a three-day weekend, we took a day trip over to Kiz Kalesi and the surrounding … Continue reading Silifke Castle

Feke Castle

CONTRIBUTED BY EMILY SMITH     I tend to walk blindly into situations, which is exactly how I felt when we moved here to Incirlik. Upon embarking for our new home in Turkey, I had a 2-month-old and a 2-year-old, so researching our future place of residence was not high on my priority list. With … Continue reading Feke Castle