From the photogenic Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia in Istanbul to the turquoise waters along the Mediterranean coast, a group of Penn State alumni explored Turkey from April 28 to May 16 on the "Legendary Turkey" trip, sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association. The group spent three days in Istanbul, where they toured sites such as the Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar, and attended a reception where they met about a dozen Penn State alumni who live in the area.
The group explored the ruins at Assos, Troy, Pergamon and Ephesus, then boarded wooden yachts, called gulets, for a three-day tour of the Turquoise Coast (also known as the Turkish Riviera). Tina Hay, editor of the Penn Stater magazine, accompanied the group. To read her blog from the trip, visit http://pennstatermag.com/trips online; photos from the trip can be found at http://live.psu.edu/flickrset/72157626749724814 online.