September 14, 2012
If you want to experience a place where numerous great civilizations have left their mark for thousands of years, go to Istanbul. If you want to see the only city in the world that straddles both Europe and Asia, go to Istanbul. If you want to experience the energy and the chaos of a city […]
September 12, 2012
Actual conversations held between 8/31/12 and 9/10/12 between an unnamed, not- famous-but-should-be blogger (LBL) and various representatives of airlines and airport security: 8/31/12 Frankfort, Germany LBL: Why have we been sitting at the gate for three hours? Lufthansa Rep: We are on strike. LBL: But I flew from DC to Frankfort. LR: We weren’t on strike […]
August 30, 2012
Set timer for 12PM today. Mix the following ingredients: one Now Husband (preferably Turkish speaking), two sons, two daughters-in-law, one daughter, two grandsons. Add Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Bodrum. Season with love, laughter, great food, amazing sights, and one hot air balloon ride. Will last unrefrigerated for 12 days. Enjoy. Serves 9.
September 28, 2010
My husband Dan went to his cousin’s daughter’s wedding last month in Istanbul. It was held at an old palace in the heart of the city. The remains of the ancient exterior had been preserved, and the interior was rebuilt for celebrations such as this. It was a new building within the remains of an old building. The event […]