Welcome to February's Nomadic News
A big merhaba from the Nomad team and welcome to the first newsletter of 2013.
Despite the snow and cold weather, December and January have seen many visitors in Yuvacali. At the same time friends, both old and new, have been supporting Nomad's projects in myriad ways.
Read on to find out more about what has been happening in Yuvacali and to get the latest updates on Nomad's current campaigns.
| Guests enjoy the snow! |
Yuvacali welcomes guests as part of an international conference
Mid-December brought snow to the Urfa region, as well as a large group of visitors who were in the area to attend a conference on the future of sustainable tourism in the Middle East.
The conference, organized by the Abraham Path Initiative, took place in Sanliurfa from December 15th to 20th.
The group visited Gobekli Tepe, Harran and Sogmatar, as well as sampling home stays in Yuvacali, Gollu, and Kisas.
| Delegates from the conference visiting the 11500-year old temple at Gobekli Tepe. The site can be visited as part of Nomad's Ancient Temples and Four Day Tours. |
Meanwhile, life in the village continues to follow the changing seasons unabated. February officially marks the beginning of the milking season for Yuvacali's fat tailed sheep. All women who visit the village are invited to try their hand at milking sheep.
For more details of other hands-on activities that can be tried in Yuvacali see here.
Making a Difference
Whether by donating hats or trees, friends and supporters of Nomad have gone out and out to help make a difference in Yuvacali.
Read on here for the latest news.
| Hand-knitted warm winter hats all the way from New Zealand. |
In Yuvacali, in the world...
As we try to build bridges between people of different cultures, faiths and nationalities in tiny Yuvacali, we are joined by people from all over the world. In December and January, we welcomed visitors from the United States, Turkey, Canada, Jordan, the UK, Israel, Palestine, the Netherlands, Australia, Singapore, and New Zealand. Thank you for helping us to make a difference.
| Every single guest to Yuvacali is greeted with a welcome chat, tea, and homemade cake. |