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The Orples At The Aspendos Ruins in Pamphylia, Asia Minor

It seems when we visit Uncle Spike Adventures, we find ourselves exploring the terrain on the other side of the world (for the Orples and me).  Oscars learned his lesson the last time, he and Olivia were exploring ruins when we visited with Madhu. Remember, he’d forgotten is binoculars? Well, this time around, Oscar remembered to bring a camera, so he and Olivia can take some selfies in these magnificent ruins.

The Orples scampering about the Ruins at Aspendos in Pamphylia, Asia Minor.
The Orples scampering about the Ruins at Aspendos in Pamphylia, Asia Minor.

Since I can’t cyber-transport myself like the Orples can do, I may  as well cruise through the neighborhood and re-visit some of our past adventures. Please feel free to join me.

The Orples Visit The Ruins of Kerak Castle in The Middle East.

You know when Madhu gets theurgetowander, she wanders into some fascinating places.  Along the way, Madhu takes breathtaking photos, and in many cases (such as this), includes a wonderful, informative history of her subject matter. Today we are visiting the ruins of The Castle Kerak and learning of its thousand (plus) year history.   I am always amazed at the number of people who have died fighting over power and land. At the moment, I am hoping Oscar doesn’t fall over the side and perish with some of the poor souls who fell victim to the King’s wrath somewhere along the way.

The Orples are in the Middle East visiting the ruins of Kerak Castle.
The Orples are in the Middle East visiting the ruins of Kerak Castle.

Olivia was smart enough to bring binoculars and she is willing to share.  I suspect, once Oscar regains his nerve, the Orples will be spending more time admiring the scenery.

If you get tired of waiting for the Orples, come visit our neighbors with me to see what you may have missed in the recent past. :)