Month: December 2008

  • Anti-War Protesters In Tel Aviv

    Anti-War Protesters In Tel Aviv Originally uploaded by jamfan2 Protesters in Tel Aviv, Israel — Sent via mobile. —

  • War Protest In Jerusalem

    War Protest In Jerusalem Originally uploaded by jamfan2 Protesters with signs at Ben Yehuda street in Jerusalem, Israel. Holding signs asking to stop the war and free Gaza.

  • Arabic Graffiti – Jerusalem

    Arabic Graffiti – Jerusalem Originally uploaded by jamfan2 Arabic graffiti near the Damascus gate in the old city of Jerusalem, Israel. Israeli IDF soldier passing by.

  • Turkey Day Ten – Istanbul to Tel Aviv

    Turkey Day Ten – Istanbul to Tel Aviv

    Today was another big air travel day. We woke up early at Kirk’s house, and met up with friend Wills for a quick breakfast at home. Our one last stop before departure was the large Istanbul Bazaar, where we bought some interesting little trinkets – my only souvenir purchases of the trip! One more last…

  • Turkey Day Nine – ‘Antep

    Turkey Day Nine – ‘Antep

    Today was our much needed rest and travel day. We slept late in our posh hotel room in Gaziantep, and then spent the better part of the morning in the topfloor breakfast salon, enjoy ing the view of a powerful blizzard hitting the town. We were amazed to see sych a blizzard in southern Turkey,…

  • Blizzard In Istanbul

    Blizzard In Istanbul Originally uploaded by jamfan2 Landed safely back in Istanbul – to a huge blizzard!

  • Baklava At Cagdas In Gaziantep, Turkey

    Baklava At Cagdas In Gaziantep, Turkey Originally uploaded by jamfan2

  • Turkey Day Eight – Beehive Houses

    Turkey Day Eight – Beehive Houses

    This morning we woke up in the sketchiest hotel yet, Otel Dogu, in Sanliurfa. We got out of there quickly, had a quick breakfast, and hit the road towards Harran. In Harran, we were struck by how many civilizations had lived there, and how many layers of building were waiting to be uncovered. We also…

  • Beehive houses in Harran

    Beehive houses in Harran

    Image_27.jpg Originally uploaded by jamfan2 Beehive houses in Harranhttps://www.jeffreydonenfeld.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=555&action=edit#

  • Turkey Day Seven – Canyonlands

    Turkey Day Seven – Canyonlands

    Thus morning we woke up early in Biercheck, and made the beautiful drive through the canyonlands on our way to Halfeti. During the drive, we passed through fields full of dormant olive trees, and made a couple of stops to take in the surroundings. Much like the American southwest, there were huge canyons, with lakes…

  • Sunset on the Euphrates

    Sunset on the Euphrates

    Image_27.jpg Originally uploaded by jamfan2 Castle looking over the Euphrates

  • Turkey Day Six – Syrian Border

    Turkey Day Six – Syrian Border

    Waking up in Kilis this morning, we knew today was going to be a busy one. We started off checking out of the Hotel Paris, throwing our gear in the car, and heading out on a walk around town. Kilis isn’t big, so we covered the town in just an hour or two. Kirk and…

  • Turkey Day Five – Antakya to Kilis

    Turkey Day Five – Antakya to Kilis

    Today was filled with lots of driving, and lots of rural exploration. We started off the day in Antakya, where we had an early morning internet cafe session, along with some fresh juice. After that we visited an orthodox church, where they were having Christmas day mass, and then went down the street for Turkish…

  • Downtown Kilis

    Image_27.jpg Originally uploaded by jamfan2 Kilis

  • Antakya Market

    Antakya Market

    Atakya market

  • Turkey Day Four – Renting A Car

    Turkey Day Four – Renting A Car

    Today was by far the craziest and busiest day yet. We woke up at 8:00, and quickly set up our plan, grabbed a bag of bread, clementines and cheese from the cafe, and headed to the car rental office. Also, the rain had stopped, and blue sky had started to burn through the clouds. We…

  • Turkey Day Three – Adana to Antakya

    Turkey Day Three – Adana to Antakya

    Today we slept in, waking at 9:00 after a solid 9 hours of sleep – much needed after getting 3 hours the previous night. We quickly packed up our gear, Kirk and I had a quick internet cafe session, and then we had a quick morning tea with the Ak Otel (hotel) staff. Before hopping…

  • Antakya Hotel

    Image_27.jpg Originally uploaded by jamfan2 Steph in our Antakya hotel room

  • Kirk ?n Samanda?

    Image_26.jpg Originally uploaded by jamfan2 Kirk looking out at the Med

  • Mediterranean

    Image_26.jpg Originally uploaded by jamfan2 South coast of turkey