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Bruce's Blog about Santorini

GREECE | Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | Views [259]

(Bruce wrote this blog entry just before we went to see the sunset last Saturday early evening. Thought you all would want to read it.)   To understand our days here, it is necessary to live the geography, which, if you took a cross section ... Read more >

Is Greek yogurt better in Greece?

GREECE | Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | Views [302] | Comments [1]

We are sure inquiring minds want to know if Grrek yogurt is any different than in the states. Greek yogurt has become such a craze we did a taste test here on Santorini. And the results are in.......(drumroll please).....it IS better here! The taste ... Read more >

Whew! What an adventure just getting to the vacation part!

GREECE | Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | Views [255]

So finally after many hours of travelling we are in paradise, especially when we are able to tune out the people,  key into the quiet life of this beautiful island.  Cruise ships come & go thus the people & noise. It is best in the ... Read more >

Photos: Santorini---the most picturesque island in the Med

GREECE | Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | Photo Gallery

Walking and touring Santorini
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Not in Greece!?

GREECE | Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | Views [334]

After 2 difficult and exhausting days of travel, we finally arrived in Santorini. This was the WHOLE original purpose of the trip (according to Bruce). The sights have not disappointed. One of the most picturesque and photogenic places on the planet.... Read more >

The Land of Caves

TURKEY | Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | Views [317]

Ancient caves, old caves, and modern caves, all in Capadoccia. After we left the hubbub of Istanbul arriving in the central Turkey region of Capaddocia was like being transported in time to a peaceful, desert oasis. We are in fact, in high desert. ... Read more >

Photos: Capaddocia Beauty

TURKEY | Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | Photo Gallery

Touring Capaddocia
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the tireless travellers

USA | Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | Views [214]

Agreed that we are travellers not tourists, and that we do more things than we have time to talk. But experiemces  speak volumes more than we could ever discuss between us.  Though sometimes it's easy to get rolled up in the endless history ... Read more >

The World According to Bruce

TURKEY | Sunday, 29 Jun 2014 | Views [214]

In the constant struggle between doing and talking, this band of adventurers has definitely been on the "doing" side, staying so busy that it's been hard to find time to write/share what we've been up to,  But now there's some time before our next ... Read more >

Photos: Touring Istanbul

TURKEY | Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | Photo Gallery

Gamze and us
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Are we tourists or travelers?

TURKEY | Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | Views [526]

We have just ended two wonderful, jam packed, tiring, exhilarating, informative whirl wind days with Gamze Artaman. She is one of the most interesting, fun, knowledgeable people we have ever met. She brought to us a view of the modern Turkish people, ... Read more >

Photos: blue mosque

USA | Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | Photo Gallery

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we're finally HERE: Istanbul!!!!

USA | Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | Views [174]

OMG!  We are finally here after a long, arduous, drunken journey, including fun tmes at JFK, very nice attendants and wonderful Turkish hospitality at our hotel.  Meo did a great job of finding this gem of a boutique hotel, only 3 blocks frm ... Read more >

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

USA | Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | Views [193] | Comments [1]

OMG! We can hardly believe it! We are actually underway! We 'assembled' at Bruce's house and immediately began unpacking, re-packing, organizing and generally running around like chickens. We are all very excited and have these dreamy-like faces on. ... Read more >

Less Than a Month to Go!!!!!! OMG!

USA | Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | Views [185]

We are in the final prep phase now...having silly conversations with each other, like how many pairs of underwear are you bringing, just so we can stoke each other's excitement. To get in the right turkish frame of mind I am reading 40 Rules of Love ... Read more >

Two Months and Counting

TURKEY | Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | Views [147]

Tomie, Bruce and Maryann are really getting excited about now! We each have our eVisa for Turkey, bought just the right theft proof backpacks, added a few new items to our wardrobes and have monitored the travel safety sites for both Turkey and Greece.... Read more >

Photos: The Pre-Trip Nostalgia

USA | Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | Photo Gallery

Prep for our trip
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We are in the prep phase now

USA | Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | Views [149]

I am taking a moment to set this blogsite up but really plan on using it more as we get closer to departing. And, of course, during our month long trip. So sstay tuned...it is bound to be more exciting later on. Background: my best friend Bruce has ... Read more >

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