When we began planning and researching our trip to Istanbul last year, we learned about the cats. The city is full of them. But these cats are not exactly strays. They don’t belong to anyone in the traditional sense, rather they belong to Istanbul, and the community. You see them everywhere. People make sure they are fed; all shops have water bowls out for them; every … Continue reading Catstantinople
Yes, I’m long overdue with promised posts on the details of our NYC weekend, as well as more about our last big trip, Istanbul. I will write them soon. Promise. Because, I definitely don’t want to get so far behind I have three trips to write about… We knew at the beginning of the year that condo projects–kitchen renovation, other cosmetic improvements–would take up a … Continue reading Catching up
“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener I can’t believe it’s been almost 9 months since I last posted here, an entry in which I promised to write about our amazing visit to Istanbul. And I’ve tried, really I have. But each time I sat down and tried … Continue reading Istanbul, in flavors
The past couple of years, I have posted about being thankful. Much of those thoughts were in the context of a trip we had taken, one that gave us a different perspective of what we had to be thankful for. This year is no different. I realize it’s been about 4 months since I last posted here. I could say the hiatus was just about life getting … Continue reading Thankfulness, revisited
If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul. –Alphonse de Lamartine Really, we’ve been planning this trip for nearly three years. Way back in late 2012 we started thinking—as we perpetually do—of where to go next. The previous two trips had been to Nicaragua, that year, and Belize the year before. Both came about sort of … Continue reading Why Istanbul?
If I had a dollar for every time a friend or family member asked us that…well, we’d probably have enough to buy a cup of coffee at Starbucks (those things are pricey!). But seriously, that seems to be the thing we are asked most often. We don’t mind, of course, as we are pretty much always thinking about the next trip, and the one after … Continue reading “Where’s your next trip?”