In my ignorance, I never knew how much history, specifically Greek, Roman and Christian history, was entombed in the Turkish coast. We spent the last 10 days traveling slowly along the Aegean sea in small towns and villages. Each day uncovered more ruins, ancient sites and colorful history than I ever expected in this part … Continue reading History Along the Turkish Coast
We are leaving India tomorrow, and I want to tell you about a few of my favorite things. I really liked going to Ranthamboure National Park on safari. We saw tigers, a mama and two cubs. The cubs were really cute! We also saw antelope, deer, birds, peacocks, monkeys and jackals. The park used to … Continue reading Tigers in tuk tuks, Trains in the Taj and TaTa Trucks
Sometimes I just have to laugh at God’s obvious sense of humor. We’ve praised and thanked him for the friends and people we’ve met in Jaipur who made our trip memorable (and bearable). So, he decided we should stay an extra day, or two. I’m sure it hasn’t hit the U.S. news, but there have … Continue reading It’s the People, people
To me, India is very shocking. I have thought about the best way to describe it and that is the word that I think does it best for me. Where we have been in India is so different from all the other countries we have visited and dramatically different from the U.S. It is very … Continue reading Have Faith
We debated just skipping over the India posts altogether. Maybe if we didn’t document it, it would be like it never happened. But it’s happening. So we must. However, I cannot in good conscious blog about Delhi, because it was an utter post-apocalyptic s*%!hole. There’s nothing better I can say. I’m sorry. We thought Jaipur … Continue reading Lost by Day, Saved by Night
Asia continues to impress me and I’m only sorry we haven’t come here sooner. The land that seemed so far away and foreign is actually warm and welcoming, and Hong Kong is yet another city to add to my list of those where I want to return. Chinese New Year added vibrance and energy to our … Continue reading Bright Lights, Big City of the East
I had a few loose goals before we set out on our trip, besides the obvious (staying healthy, safe, sane). On the advice of a friend, I decided to read one book set in each country we were visiting. I also wanted to get at least one article written about our journey. Ideally, I’d like … Continue reading We are Published!