Troy June 6th 2012 Left in the morning for Troy today. I hate taking day tours where you basically fly around a site at breakneck speed with a bunch of other Americans. What's the point? It separates you from the very people and culture you came so far to see. So I took a dolmus, which is basically a communal bus. It was hilarious too - full of old people and young just sitting around talking as we made our way ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Canakkale Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... ... read more
The best places aren't on any maps.
- Herman Melville
At the end of all of our exploration we will arrive back at the beginning and know that place for the very first time.
- T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to confront only the essential facts of life, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not truly lived.
- Henry David Thoreau, Walden... full info