Category Archives: Traveling with Sevil

Hittite Spring Equinox: Purulli Festival

“Let the land prosper and thrive, and let the land be protected”…..from the myth of the Illuyanka. Spring equinox was  celebrated as a fertility ritual  in the Land of the Hatti.  The celebration of these rites were reflected on some rock reliefs that were discovered  in Ancient Anatolia. 

Continue reading

Advertisements
Posted in News, The Hidden Meanings, Traveling with Sevil | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hittite Spring Equinox: Purulli Festival

“Let the land prosper and thrive, and let the land be protected”…..from the myth of the Illuyanka. Spring equinox was  celebrated as a fertility ritual  in the Land of the Hatti.  The celebration of these rites were reflected on some rock … Continue reading

Posted in News, The Hidden Meanings, Traveling with Sevil | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Arnavutkoy, an authentic Bosphorus neighborhood

Arnavutköy (arna-vut-kėuy), the Albanian Village This charming neighbourhood is located  on the European side of the Bosphorus. At one time she was called as Anapolis and Estias. Her name  “Albanian” comes from the group of Albanians settled  during the early … Continue reading

Posted in Istanbul Walks, Traveling with Sevil | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Journey from Konstantiniyye to Istanbul

In our  walk and cruise by Bosphorus trip, we have the opportunity to see and talk about how the view and landscape of Bosphorus has changed through time. The current exhibition at Pera museum displays the photographs of the Anatolian Shore of the Bosphorus … Continue reading

Posted in Istanbul Walks, Traveling with Sevil | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Lost Harbour of Constantinople

One of the largest urban excavations in history exposes a massive Byzantine port. This is the site where a new east-west rail line will emerge from below ground connecting with the city’s subways light rail system and the busses.

Posted in Istanbul Walks, News, Traveling with Sevil | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Istanbul Street Music

Istanbul has  lively street music performances similar to other metropolitan cities in the world. While you are walking on the pedestrian street called Istiklal Caddesi or Beyoglu, you can hear the rhythms and sounds of Anatolia. 

Posted in Istanbul Walks, Traveling with Sevil | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

From Byzantium to Ephesus in five days

From Byzantium to Ephesus in five days

Posted in Traveling with Sevil | Leave a comment

Traveling with Sevil, part 2

We traveled to Turkey during Ramadan.  Sevil was our guide and we had a wonderful time.  One evening we walked up to the Hippodrome where there was a great celebration going on to break the fast.  We took a video … Continue reading

Posted in Previous Tours, Traveling with Sevil | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Exploring the ancient past and living cultures of the Aegean

Several years ago our family toured Turkey with Sevil for a week.  We had a wonderful trip.  Sevil had our trip planned carefully and to our directions, but she was also most willing to adapt to our desires and interests … Continue reading

Posted in Traveling with Sevil | 2 Comments

Traveling with Sevil

My wife and I–along with a group of friends–traveled through Anatolia with Sevil as our guide.  She is great!  Sevil is very knowledgeable and helpful.  It was a great experience!  Lee Lamb

Posted in Traveling with Sevil | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment