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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