Travel Theme : Yellow

One of my favorite colors. Yellows in Turkey.

Travel Tales of Life

Turkey

I hope your cycling training has been coming along.. you have been going to spin class right? This week’s travel theme challenge from Ailsa is YELLOW and we are off to Turkey and Greece to find it.

Above the yellow flowers, as if marking a forgotten sarcophagus tomb, in the ancient Lycian city of Myra, the location famous for St Nicholas. St Nick was known for leaving gifts for children at their homes at night and from this humble beginning the commercialization of Santa Claus evolved.

St Nicholas was laid to rest in Myra, where he had been the bishop, in 343AD. It is a bare earthen church that covered his remains. The building was restored in 1043 and turned into a Byzantine basilica. In 1087, the story goes, Italian merchants stole poor St Nicholas’s remains and took them back to their country where they rest today.

As the tour buses come in…

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