The term "Asia Minor"  has been used
to describe the geographical area that
roughly encompasses modern-day
Turkey. The shape of this area was
once thought to be shaped like a
miniature of the whole continent of
Asia and became known as Asia
Minor..  The Roman province of
Bithynia was located in northwestern
Asia Minor.

The Holy Spirit told the Apostle Paul
not to go to Bithynia.  When he and
his companions had gone through
Phrygia and the region of Galatia, they
were forbidden at that time, by the
Holy Spirit, to preach the Word in
Asia.  After they had come to Mysia,
they tried to go into Bithynia, but the
Spirit did not permit them.  (Acts

Later, when the time was right, Paul
was allowed to go into Bithynia.

The United States Air Force sent me to
"Bithynia" in 1961.

I was assigned to Karamursel Air Force
Base, working as a Radio Intercept
Analysis Specialist until June 1963.

In the summer of 1993, almost exactly
30 years later,  my wife Nancye and I
traveled to Turkey with Cultural Folk
Tours International .  For two weeks
we enjoyed the many wonders of this
ancient land.  It was very exciting for
me to share this country with my wife
and to relive the memories of my time
there three decades before.

Istanbul, Ephesus, the Cappadocia
region, and the sunken city sections
will take you to another world - an
interesting and intriguing world.  The
most visited pages in the Turkey
section are those about Silk Processing
in the Cappadocia region.
Danny Ricketts (age 20) "the
world traveler"  in Istanbul 1961