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Turkey – The Land of Ancient Civilizations

Turkey – The Land of Ancient Civilizations

Turkey’s incredible history dates back to pre-historic times, ever since the first man was seen on earth. It was remarkable to see so many sites under excavation, each one of them more incredible than the next. One could spend weeks touring all of the sites to be...
Gallipoli Peninsula

Gallipoli Peninsula

The only way to get to the Gallipoli Peninsula from Istanbul is by car. The long 4.5 hour drive took us through several cities and the Turkish countryside—none of it memorable.  Gallipoli is the World several monuments erected in memory of the 8,700 Australians,...
Istanbul

Istanbul

We left the tranquility and slow-pace of Croatia and arrived in the hustle, bustle of Istanbul. With up to 6 cruise ships in port at any one time (think of that, nearly 15,000 people descending on a city), it was quite the culture shock. We stayed at the Four Seasons...
Trogir and Split

Trogir and Split

On the mainland, about 200 km north of Dubrovnik, are 2 historical towns, Trogir and Split. They are easily accessible by flights into the Split airport or by the sea. Split is also on several cruise ship routes. UNESCO’s acknowledgement of Trogir as a World...

Cats of Croatia

I love cats! Yes, I know many of you are dog lovers. But I love cats and all over Croatia are well-fed, content stray cats. The townspeople feed them but do not invite them into their homes. Indulge me and visit with a few of the friends I made along the way.  ...

Croatian Islands

There are over 1,000 islands in Croatia and only 60 are inhabited. The waters are crystal clear and the mountain ranges rise above the coastal area, providing a magnificent backdrop. The Dalmation Coast offers fabulous scenery and is best seen from the sea. Ferries...