If you receive the Haunt Jaunts weekly summary of posts, you may be wondering why you haven't seen it in your email much the last few months. (If you don't get it but would like to receive a list of all the posts made each week, see the "Subscribe2" section
Last December, during our trip to Turkey, one of the sites we saw was the House of the Virgin Mary. I'm not a Christian. Partly because I have a hard time believing in the Immaculate Conception. I was pretty ambivalent about whether we saw the Virgin Mary's house or not.
I was going through my photos the other night and realized something very bad. I have not written about a lot of my jaunts over the past couple of years.
I may mention them on the Facebook page or share an occasional pic here or there, but wow have I neglected
One of the stops on our day trip Bosphorus Cruise was to a tiny fishing village where the Maramara Sea and Black Sea meet: Poyrazköy. I have been wanting to share these photos for a while. I finally decided "Why not for the Travel Photo Thursday that Budget Travelers Sandbox
It was late on Saturday night December 3, 2011. We'd only been in Istanbul a few days. We were still acclimating to the time change.
We'd woken up late. Again. Like I said, the jet lag was taking its toll. When we finally did get going, we spent the day touring
An interesting thing happened to me when we stayed at the Millennium Suites in Istanbul. We stayed in room 401 on the fourth floor. On our second and third nights (especially the third one), I heard noises coming from above us. Specifically, footsteps. Loud ones.
That made me paranoid about how
One of the things I liked doing best while we were in Istanbul was visiting the Pera Palace Hotel. Or, as it's known in Turkish, Pera Palas Otel.
We didn't stay there (out of our price range), but I made a point of finding it. In a manner of speaking, you
I always find weird things wherever I go. Istanbul was no exception. For this week's Wordless Wednesday installment, I figured I'd share a few things that struck me as most weird.
I'm not sure how it tastes, but this super ugly fish was for sale at a restaurant. The last
What a year it's been! As 2011 draws to a close, the travel tally stands at:
Four countries: Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and Turkey
Two continents: Europe and Asia (Three if you count flying over Greenland, which I'm inclined to do because (a) the pilot flew low enough for us to see it,
One of Istanbul's architectural crown jewels is the Ayasofya, or Hagia Sophia as it's also known. Upon its dedication in 360, it was used as the Greek Patriarchal cathedral of Constantinople until 1453. For a short time, from 1402-1461, it served as a Roman Catholic cathedral. From 1453 until 1931