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Posted on Apr 28, 2014

The Turkey Road Trip Begins, Basketball, & Getting out of Istanbul- Family World Travel Adventures-

The Turkey Road Trip Begins, Basketball, & Getting out of Istanbul- Family World Travel Adventures-

turkey road trip begins, basketball, and getting out of istanbul,, turkey, the nomadic family road trip And so another great adventure begins to unfold slowly, softly before our grateful eyes. We haven’t been in a car in a long, long time and our last road trip was back when we first became The Nomadic Family back in 201. We drove a 30-footer through virgin Rocky Mountain snow and loved it. Since then, we’ve hated this home and that one, became perpetually barefoot, and learned through world travel that we know nothing. We also danced to Oh, The Places You Will Go and almost died hiking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. We spent 6 months in India and loved Diwali and Holi Holiday, and then, we had this crazy idea to do a road trip through Eastern Europe and sort of appeared before our eyes as angels and we bowed. The Turkey Road Trip Begins, Basketball, & Getting out of Istanbul- Family World Travel Adventures- The Turkey Road Trip Begins, Basketball, & Getting out of Istanbul- Family World Travel Adventures- P1010468 P1010500 P1010503 P1010504 P1010506 P1010509

 The Road Trip Begins, Basketball, and Getting Out of Istanbul

Sweet Flowerpots on the Freeway

We have another crazy idea. Maybe, maybe, maybe  (if the Gods are particularly benevolent and the stars are aligned just right) we’ll get an RV for two months at the end of this summer and kill each other in closed, claustrophobic quarters. Yes, that will be lovely. Considering we’re now in a lovely two-story, two-bedroom apartment in Bergama, Turkey at’s Red Basilica and we’re about to murder them, I think the romantic dream of being the Brady Bunch in an RV just died. And hard. WE. WILL. MURDER. THEM. in a small mobile home. I don’t think there can be enough technology to keep us sane. No. So now that we have made that decision, I think we may look into a farmhouse somewhere in the remote hills of some Eastern European country, and in that farmhouse, I will seek rooms that are miles apart. Yes. At 11pm with three kids awake and nowhere close to sleeping, yes, I think dropping the RV dream and seeking the spacious farmhouse idea is brilliant!

Your Turn

Give it to me loves. Tell me how your kids are perfect and go to bed when you ask them too. Tell me how adorable it is that Orazi’s new best Turkish friend is three sizes bigger than him and still Orazi insists on wearing his basketball clothing. Tell me how big-city traffic when it’s new is still romantic and exciting. Tell me that you also just want to go to sleep in a house that is quiet. Tell me I’m somewhat, slightly normal. Just slightly. 

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Insanely unorthodox, embarrassingly honest, and on her path towards spiritual awareness, Gabi Klaf blogs about her family’s ups and downs in their now third year of non-stop budget world travel. This family of five has lived with an indigenous tribe in the jungles of Ecuador, hitchhiked throughout the world, danced with drunk Vietnamese at weddings, and hiked the entire Annapurna Circuit trek with a documentary film crew in tow. Gabi writes about the untold sides of family travel life, those moments that take your breath away, adventures and mishaps while globetrotting, and how bits of her soul remain in this small town and off the side of that river. She is a guitar-stumming, energy-healing, ADHD wind-loving scaredy cat. Hugely romantic, tantalizingly sweet, and hysterically funny, Gabi Klaf represents a rare Rubik’s Cube of family world adventure.

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