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Flying High in Kapadokya

TURKEY | Sunday, 6 Jan 2008 | Views [1354] | Comments [3]

Today on Alex & Andrew’s Blog is part two of our trip across Turkey, which was probably our favorite.   When you last joined us, we were traveling from Selcuk to Goreme on a 10 hour night bus.   This bus was not as nice as the ride from Istanbul ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains


Efes & Selcuk

TURKEY | Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | Views [1247] | Comments [4]

With only two and a half weeks left in Istanbul, we realized if we didn’t get our acts together soon, we would be spending the entire five weeks of our time in Istanbul. Not that we would complain mind you, we tend to be on the lazy side, but ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


From India to America--3 hours; Visa-- Priceless

USA | Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | Views [988] | Comments [3]

But first… we have just returned to Istanbul from our trip across the Turkish countryside, but before we can go into detail about all of that excitement, we have the previous week to take care of first. So here goes.Christmas, Christmas, Christmas…one of ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures


Leave of Absence

TURKEY | Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | Views [807] | Comments [7]

Hi Everyone, We are setting off for a seven day trip to Central Turkey and will not be blogging in the mean time.  We realize that some people will comment that this is no longer a lapse than usual, so we will preemptively tell them that Central Turkey ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Gallery: Everything in Italy

ITALY | Sunday, 16 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

Florence, Rome, Siena, Fiesole, and a bit of the Switzerland
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The Sights, Sounds, Smells, and Tastes of Turkey

TURKEY | Thursday, 13 Dec 2007 | Views [4439] | Comments [5]

Actually, not only were we punishing Richard for pestering us to post, but our internet went down for a little bit, from what we are told is part of an ISP strike that is going on right now. Yes, the strikes are striking in Istanbul to. Anyway, since ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Turkey Talk

TURKEY | Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | Views [1996] | Comments [14]

This blog is sponsored by: SleepingInAirports.com “SleepingInAirports.com. A Guide to Cheap Lodging for Cheap People.”   Thank you, Sleepinginairports.com. You helped us choose our airport well. It really wasn’t ... Read more >

Tags: Markets


Rome Antics

SWITZERLAND | Saturday, 1 Dec 2007 | Views [816] | Comments [6]

Our last few days in Rome, were very similar to our last few days in Paris. They were of course precipitated by a strike. The French may have invented the strike which lasts forever, but the Italians mastered the strike that hurts ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


Rome Sick & a run in with the law

ITALY | Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | Views [1006] | Comments [13]

As we mentioned in our previous blog, on Saturday we arrived in Rome, Andrew green-faced and Alex ready to try out the Roman McDonald’s. As luck would have it, Andrew needed some water when we arrived at the airport, so we went straight to the Termini ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline


Florence: Pizza, David, and Grazzie-giving Day

ITALY | Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | Views [1063] | Comments [8]

For your information, Rrrricardo (aka Tigger and Coco) I posted this (very long, detailed, weekful of stories) blog last night, and as it was saving the computer froze, and so I threw my hands up and painstakingly rewrote the entire entry. Painstakingly.... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Gallery: Lisbon Lisbon Lisbon (and Porto)

PORTUGAL | Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Final Thoughts on Portugal

PORTUGAL | Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | Views [804] | Comments [4]

So we’ve been in Florence for the last three days, and it has been a really cool experience so far. But, before we go into our Florentine adventures, we felt we needed to let everyone know what we learned while in Portugal. And there was a lot we learned, ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel


So Long, Lisbon...

PORTUGAL | Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | Views [742] | Comments [8]

Right now, Alex and I are flying over what we have been told are the Alps. The mountains are covered in snow and the valleys are filled with a fog. It is quite beautiful. This morning, we woke up at 4am for the beginning of a day of transportation.... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


American as Pizza and Azulejos

PORTUGAL | Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | Views [990] | Comments [10]

Ok its been a few hours since we posted, and in order to not get Richard to expecting too much, we thought about holding off for a while, but changed our mind. Yesterday was a big day for Andrew. We found and went to a Pizza Hut. Andrew ate 11 pieces ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Party in the Bairro

PORTUGAL | Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | Views [746] | Comments [6]

Ok, we finally did something very Portuguese. We went out on the town to Bairro Alto (a street with lots and lots of people) and stayed up until the wee hours in drunken revelry. Ok that's a bit of overstatement, but we did manage to stay out until ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Little Lisbon and the Bus System

PORTUGAL | Friday, 9 Nov 2007 | Views [762] | Comments [11]

We have now been in Lisbon for 17 days or so. Every Sunday, 3/4 of the museums are free until some certain hour. Keeping that in mind, we save museuams for Sunday; however, the Oceanarium is never free. With that in mind we decided to take the bus ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Lazy in Lisbon

PORTUGAL | Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | Views [774] | Comments [6]

By the lack of posting, you have probably assumed we have been very busy here in Lisbon doing all sorts of exciting things. Actually, we’ve been somewhat busy, but Lisbon is a city for relaxing in, and you all should know by now that we are very good ... Read more >

Tags: Party time


Sipping Porto on the port of Porto, Portugal

PORTUGAL | Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | Views [953] | Comments [11]

After a very early morning, we happily arrived in Porto and found ourselves on the Porto transportation system. We had attempted to buy two single tickets, and instead bought two journeys for one person. Andrew was completely nonchalant about this ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains


Last Thoughts on France

PORTUGAL | Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | Views [663] | Comments [5]

So after a month of baguettes, wine, and confusing subways… we have left France and arrived in Lisbon, Portugal. We have had the opportunity to see many of the famous sights, the beautiful countryside, and take part in many “French experiences” (Including ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Aix me Again

FRANCE | Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | Views [759] | Comments [9]

 – Aix – en Provence Aix “pronounced Ex as well as we can tell” is what Andrew and I have deemed our “vacation” from the busy life of Paris, Dublin, and Marseille. It has lived up to this moniker with panache. Lefty and Rrrrriiiicccaaarrrrrrrrrdooooooooooooooo ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


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