If you’ve killed a cat, you need to build a mosque to be forgiven by God. ~ Turkish Saying Similar to my experience in Athens, Greece several years ago, there are stray cats all over Istanbul.  But unlike most stray cats in the US, they are very friendly and tolerated by the locals who also […]

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Built in the mid 1400s, the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world.  It is comprised of more than 60 streets and 3,000 covered shops which attract more than 250,000 visitors daily. Below are three shots of the Grand Bazaar.  What do you think?  Do you […]

I am an American who was lucky enough to spend about half of my formative childhood years living in Europe and traveling extensively throughout the gorgeous continent. I’ve been able to return to Europe regularly since then, both for work and for pleasure. If you’re one of the 12 million Americans who is headed to […]

With a history dating back to at least the Roman times, Hungarian wine has been around for a while.  However, with generally limited production and distribution, most Americans haven’t had the opportunity to taste the red Bull’s Blood from Eger or the white dessert wine from Tokaji unless they’ve traveled to Hungary.  I was lucky […]