The Potato Rock

Today we had no plans, so we slept in til 8 and got the room packed up.  Fortunately we got to talk to Bryan on Skype, which was great since the kids are so happy in the morning.  Avi jumped up and down for him while Zoe showed him the pictures she had taken with her […]

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Crammed on a… bus? ferry? tram? Yes.

We slept in today and then wandered down to the Egyptian Spice Bazaar for some shopping.  Picked up the breakfast of Istanbully champions:  grilled cheese from a kiosk.  Yum..  Enroute we stopped at the train station to buy our tickets for tomorrow’s overnight train to Plovdiv.  One of numerous Istanbul kitty’s was at the train, […]

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And then the sun came out

After our big morning out – taking the hour long bus to the hospital, getting Avi’s arm adjusted, cab to the airport, train and tram back to the hotel – it was 1pm and I was sleepy.  He and I got back to the hotel while Zoe had spent the morning with Aunt Bethany.  Zoe […]

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The emergency cab ride and it’s aftermath

Last night after we returned to the hotel we started packing up for our early morning flight into Cappadocia (central Turkey) and realized we needed to get some money for the shuttle back to the airport.  So, I went out on a trek to find an ATM.  It took a while to find.  When I […]

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Bazaar Time!

This morning started out cool but dry; overcast and ominous, though.  With our pink umbrella in tow we made our way over to the nearest tram stop.  Bethany pushed Avi in the big stroller with the little umbrella stroller bungeed to the side.  Zoe and I walked with her and her ‘power band’.  Bethany knit […]

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Cold Hands, a Mosque, and a Carpet

Woke this morning to a dreary rainy cold day.  yuck, but Oh well, we’re here. Walked to the train station to see about our tickets to Bulgaria friday only to be told they book the day prior or day of.  OK, will do. We then figured out the tram token system and took it a measly […]

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Getting to Turkey

Saturday morning we woke on time, finished tidying up Bethany’s house, got the cats situated, had breakfast and went out to catch the tram to Dusseldorf Hbf.  Our ICE train – the fast ones – took only 2 hours to get to Frankfurt which was awesome. We bought some wurst and pretzels on the way to […]

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Lentil Soup

This evening we finally!!!!  made it to Turkey.  Details to follow, but it was a bit of a fiasco at the Frankfurt airport yesterday.  We didn’t make it into central Turkey.  But, today we made it to Istanbul.  Yippee.  We’re at the hotel, and will be heading to central Turkey later in our trip.  Tonight […]

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