Turkey Pastors FAM Tour - Presented by GTI Tours

Feb 12-22, 2018

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Our Last Day

posted on Thursday Feb 22 2018 at 12:59 am UTC

Our morning began well before the sun rose with a wake-up call of 4:30 a.m. We said good-bye to Gokhan our tour guide these last few days and boarded a plane to Istanbul. We were greeted by our new guide Holcom and a brief ride into the old city of Istanbul. We visited the site of the ancient hippodrome...

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Priene, Apollos, Miletus

posted on Wednesday Feb 21 2018 at 12:57 am UTC

We have conquered many ancient ruins on this journey throughout Asia Minor, and as we trace the footsteps of one our finest role models, encouragement abounds. Our day today started at Priene, a quaint ancient town from around 400BC tucked away in the hills. This place consisted of all the ancient...

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Ephesus

posted on Tuesday Feb 20 2018 at 12:23 am UTC

Ahhh, today was the day for Ephesus! A place of magic for the pagans; a place of miracles for the Christians. With each step we seemed to walk back in time as we strolled down Curetes Street, marveling at everything before us. Might it have been just a little intimidating for the early Christians...

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The culture around us

posted on Sunday Feb 18 2018 at 11:16 pm UTC

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad it in it. Psalm 118:24 Today is Sunday February 18,2018. Today is the day that the Lord has made indeed. As we continue to travel with new found friends, we are reminded of the richness of the biblical history we are immersed in and...

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Winter in Turkey

posted on Saturday Feb 17 2018 at 6:05 pm UTC

Today was our first real day of winter in Turkey. Very little sunlight, chilly wind but absolutely beautiful landscape where ever you look. We first started off in Sardis. Sardis located in Manisa Providence was on of the cities of the Persian empire. A 1500 mile long Roman Road was made to reach...

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Aphrodisias

posted on Saturday Feb 17 2018 at 1:02 am UTC

This morning we were treated to the fairly recent (1955) and accidental discovery of the old city of Aphrodisias built in the second century AD to honor Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Thanks to the continuing excavation and reconstruction provided by New York University, we can now see clearly much...

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Day 2 - The adventure continues!

posted on Friday Feb 16 2018 at 1:24 am UTC

After breakfast at our hotel, the Pamukkale Richmond Thermal, we headed out to the bus. Gökhan told us to get ready for a long drive of, oh, five minutes to our first site. After four hours or so on the bus yesterday, that was welcome news. So we spilled out at the archaeological site of Hieropolis--literally,...

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Happy Valentine's Day to our loved ones at home!

posted on Thursday Feb 15 2018 at 2:53 am UTC

Our first stop was the Antalya harbor. What a scenic spot with the docked sailing ships; some were decked out with pirates and mermaids. We were reminded this is the harbor Paul sail from when he had completed his first missionary journey. It was overcast and the view of the mountains across the bay...

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We Have Arrived!

posted on Wednesday Feb 14 2018 at 12:46 am UTC

After a long day of travel we have finally arrived in Antalya Turkey. The journey started with our group coming from Chicago, Houston and Los Angeles. We all met up in Istanbul and then flew together to Antalya. We are looking forward to a good nights rest before we begin our adventure tomorrow. Continue...

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Preparing for Turkey

posted on Monday Jan 29 2018 at 9:42 pm UTC

Our trip to Turkey will be here before you know it! Once we're on the ground in Turkey, we'll post periodic updates and photos. Check back often or get update notifications using the subscribe options on this page. We'll be sharing our travel experiences online with you, our friends and family,...

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