Continent Hopping and the Requisite Rug

You should book your vacation for the same time as mine because the weather gods look out for me. They came through for our second full day in Istanbul for our boat ride up the Bosphorus Strait. Trip Advisor sages were infallible as usual advising that the public ferry was the way to go: inexpensive with perfect… Continue reading Continent Hopping and the Requisite Rug

You CAN Go Back to Constantinople

That call to prayer at the Blue Mosque I’d found so fascinating the previous evening was less so at 4:45 am the following morning. My family slept through it, as I learned to after that. This morning’s call hailed from the mosque next door. There would appear to be a mosque on every other corner… Continue reading You CAN Go Back to Constantinople

Save Our Soles—Thankful for the Subway

For our third full day in Paris, Saturday July 2nd, we visited the Montmartre area. Our feet told us to take the subway and we listened, even though we hated to miss out on the scenery en route. Having heard it was an artsy area, we were surprised to be greeted by a slew of… Continue reading Save Our Soles—Thankful for the Subway

Your Feet Will Hurt Just Reading This

June 30th – our first full day in Paris! The kids slept, I planned the day, and Michael ventured out for essentials. He returned with supermarket bread, jam and wine. To express our gratitude we whined – where was the bread from a boulanger, and what about butter and milk, and you call wine an essential? –… Continue reading Your Feet Will Hurt Just Reading This