Episode042: When you host your first adult Thanksgiving

Welcome back and Happy Thanksgiving to all the Americans and Canadians out there! In Episode042, we chat about our experience hosting our first Thanksgiving Party in Turkey. The 30 plus friends from 7 different countries that gathered in our home for this celebration made for a lively and enjoyable evening!

But most of this episode is about our weekend trip to the white hills of Pammukale, also known as ‘Cotton Castle.’ Along with our German friends, we made a loop drive covering the ancient cities of Sardis and Philidelphia along the 3.5-hour drive to Pammukale and Hieropolis. On our return, we checked out another ancient city of Laodicea. Needless to say, we have covered our quota of ancient ruin sightseeing for November!


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Mentioned links:

Short video of our Thanksgiving!

If you live in Turkey, make sure you get the MUZE KART! It is worth every penny!
Other 7 Churches: Pergamum, Symrna(current Izmir), Ephesus, and Thyatira
BONUS: More here about Paul and the early spread of Christianity and churches

Where we stayed: Venus Suite Hotel – Amazing breakfast!

Questions for the listeners:

  • In your opinion, what makes a party an ‘Adult’ or ‘Grown-Up’ Party?
  • How did you spend your Thanksgiving?
  • Have you been to Pammukale, Turkey?
  • Have you been to any of the 7 churches of Revelation?

As always, email us your questions and we will answer them in a future episode!


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