Since When Do Fairies Have Chimneys and What’s a Phrygian?

There are a few places on earth that are like no other, and Turkey’s Cappadocia region is one of them. Tom and I have visited the Pinnacles in Western Australia, a picturesque sandy region along the Indian Ocean where bizarre limestone rock towers dot the landscape, but these formations are sedimentary trifles compared to the…

The Big Lie

We require Dax and McKane to write one blog post per week as part of their schoolwork (and you thought they were voluntary!). Dax wasn’t happy with any of the possible topics this past week, so I told him to do a creative writing exercise based on a picture I took in the square outside the Blue Mosque in Istanbul…. Then one entirely unlike the others came.”Dear Mustafa, I would like all the lira you stole from me back and I’d like it now or I’m going to have to take it from your flesh…”… ‘Dear Mustafa, I would like all the lira you stole from me…”