• The Food Of Turkey-Restaurants in Istanbul

    Last but not least, we get to my favorite part of travel, food! I know I’ve said it a million times, it’s all about the food, and thankfully Turkish food did not disappoint. If you’re interested in food markets, then…

  • A Visit to the Roman Ruins of Ephesus

    We visited Ephesus on a dreary rainy day, yet it was still spectacular to see where and how people lived more than 3000 years ago. We were lucky in that our hotel offered free rides to and from the ruins,…

  • Capture the Color Photography Contest

    I’m really not one for entering contests. Primarily because like most people, I think my chances of winning are so small, why waste my time? But this contest buzzing about the interwebs, Travel Supermarket’s Capture the Color, got me to…

  • Visiting the Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul

    During the planning process for this trip I did a lot of reading, both online and in the DK Eyewitness Istanbul guidebook. I also discovered Rick Steves’ app which I downloaded to my phone and then listed his podcasts on Turkey…

  • A Visit to Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace and Harem

    Visiting the Topkapi Palace is like peeling back the layers of an onion. No, wait. It’s more like one of those Russian dolls, with one inside of another getting progressively smaller. Ok, sort of but not really, but you get…