“For scenery, swimming and sailing, Asia Minor offers the outstanding coastline in the Mediterranean – indeed, in the world – but it’s more than landscape: it’s a voyage in time. The world’s civilization comes from this coast and its offshore islands. Here lived Homer; here philosophy, history, mathematics and medicine were invented; here (the English travel writer Freya Stark somewhere remarks) people first discovered happiness. An encounter with the Turkish seacoast can offer more than surface pleasures!”
David Fromkin, the author of A Peace to End All Peace, a history of the making of the modern Mideast; from his article in the Forbes Magazine chronicling a trip he took with us…

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