Monday, November 15, 2010

Turkish Bucket List

I have never had a "bucket list" of things I want to see, do, and experience before I die. I've never seen the need. I'm not sure if this is a good or bad thing. On one hand, it must mean I am pretty content with my life thus far and don't need much to feel fulfilled. On the other hand, could it mean that I am dull and boring, with no dreams or goals?

Since Ryan posted a "Turkish top ten" of things he wanted to accomplish during these 2 years, I thought I would do the same. My list will focus on things I want to see and do while here. Hopefully by the end of our journey, I will be able to check them all off my list. Maybe it isn't an official "bucket list", but it's a start.

1. Visit Istanbul
2. Tour the Seven Churches(focus on Ephesus)
3. Go to Cappadocia and stay in a cave hotel.
4. See a Whirling Dervish performance
5. Ride a camel
6. Visit Europe
7. See Tarsus (no excuse for not checking this one off, it's only a 30 min. drive)
8. Go to Israel(this one will be a stretch)
9. Speak at least conversational Turkish
10. Go to Antioch

I will be checking #6 off the list in a few weeks. I'll keep you posted on the progress with the rest of them!


  1. Sounds like a great list! I love keeping up with your blog...totally go to Israel...find a's amazing!

  2. If you don't get to cross "riding a camel" off your list, you can visit the Birmingham Zoo in the summer and get it done there. I am sure it would be just the same. :)