Named for the sound these little vehicles make, tuk tuks are taxis in Southern Asia. They have a small motorcycle motor, 3 wheels, a front seat for the driver and a rear seat for passengers. I doubt you could get one licensed and insured for use in the US. However, they move people, their shopping … More Tuk Tuks
Often times on a tour you get to see something you didn’t expect. Today was one of those times. Near the entrance to the underground city at Derinkuyu was a church. It has cross shaped windows as you will see from the photo. It is a Greek Orthodox Church built in the 19th century as … More Serendipity
Today’s post will be minus photos. I’m doing you a favor. One of the things you should do on a visit to Turkey is visit a Hammam. Traditional baths where one can get so clean you squeak on the way home. There is one down the hill from my studio rental that is used by … More The Hamman
This is the oldest part of Istanbul. Also know as Constantinople. It’s where the bombing occurred a few weeks ago. However, when you visit Istanbul you must see the sites here. My tour consisted of our guide and a fellow from Xian. We started at the Blue Mosque. (Tip: women should have a scarf with … More The Sulanamet
I am staying in a vacation rental in Istanbul. Had I seen the neighborhood I might have chosen elsewhere, but prior guests say it is very safe. The studio apartment is in a basement in what in the US would pass for an ally. It’s a traditional Greek and Jewish neighborhood. I will try to … More Getting Lost
Back in the day, Chucko and I would go down to London now and then to see a show, sightsee, etc. If we stayed overnight we spent 7 pounds on a B&B in Sussex Gardens or splurge for an en suite room for 19 at the Columbia House. This past weekend I treated my family … More London, not what it was….