Earth’s Playground

11. Priene, Turkey – Silence in Nature

Hi, Here I Am in Priene !  Come stroll the pine covered hills with me!                with Julia Smith The Windswept Silence of Priene This place is a well-hidden gem, leaving reliance on instincts, intuitive signs, and looking out for signage on the roads to lead you there. Priene is a…

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10. Pamukkale, Turkey – Extraordinary ! … no other word for it !

Woah ! The drive to Pamukkale through the mountains had a few dramatic steep roads to drive down, distinctly giving the feeling you are on a freeway rollercoaster ride !     with Julia Smith Once down in the valley the driving is again easy through the countryside. White Peaks – Out in the distance…

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9. Aphrodisias – A Haven in the Turkish Countryside

Travelling is such a funny thing, with conflicting emotions coming up as you move around. I was sad to leave Selcuk, and at the same time excited to see what’s next !         with Julia Smith Road to Discovery!  Driving in Turkey is easy except for being on the other side of…

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8. Selcuk, Turkey – House of Mary: incredible energy!

Incredible Energy!  What a place to experience!   with Julia Smith On arriving in the carpark which is a way away from the House, I can already feel this strong energy laying over the area. It is strong, clear, calm and so peaceful. The surrounding forest and gardens only add to the atmosphere here and…

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7. Ephesus, Turkey – an amazing layering of eras of time!

Ephesus – An Energy Imprinted Blend of Events and Cultures Over Time.    with Julia Smith Impressive Ruins!  There’s no doubt about it – Ephesus is definitely a place that matches up to the rave reviews it gets.  A lot of it is restored from it’s crumbling state by archeologists so much of the city…

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6. Cappadocia, Turkey – A cave town in a rocky desert !

Cappadocia – a City of Caves, Fairy Chimneys and Earth-processes !         with Julia Smith   The Desert Silence – The one hour drive to Cappadocia shows a landscape of distant snow capped mountains and continuous rocky, sandy desolate desert. You can feel the Silence of it even in the van.  …

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4. Topkapi Palace, Istanbul – a place of legends

Join me on a visit to the Sultan’s oldest and original Palace ! A place of legends, intrigue, unique customs and luxury !!  Topkapi Palace…     with Julia Smith I’m sitting at Attaturk domestic airport terminal in Istanbul, waiting for my flight to Kayseri airport to visit Cappadocia, the ancient and magical mountain cave…

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3. Hagia Sofia, Istanbul, Turkey – INCREDIBLE!

The Hagia Sophia is so INCREDIBLE!  I keep hearing about it’s magnificence.  Come and explore it with me!   with Julia Smith It’s the first Christian Church built 1,500 yrs ago, then it was converted to a mosque but now is a museum. I decided to walk there in the way of a procession. This…

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2. Flower of life in the Blue Mosque, Istanbul !

Welcome to Istanbul !                                                                                   with Julia Smith The last few days here in Istanbul…

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Earth and Her Energy-how does it relate to me ?

Hello !! I’m hot on the trail here in Istanbul, and am so busy I’m finding it hard to squeeze in writing as I go.  But don’t fret – it’s coming soon; I’m loving it, the Turkish are fabulous and friendly and it’s a fascinating place. This week I’m attending a finance conference (!) so…

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