mosaics of Istanbul

MERHABA...HOLA...BONJOUR..Istanbul and the rest of Turkey Barcelona and Paris Oct 2015

How lucky were we to visit Turkey when we did? In September 2015 we arrived as dawn was breaking over the magical city of Istanbul.  


A city of excitement, where east meets west.  The mosaics left our heads spinning.....  a magic hotel, then a beautiful guest house decorated by a husband and wife team, she an interior designer and he a sculptor. We cruised the Bosphorus, dined to the sound of the call to prayer overlooking the Galata Bridge, wandered the Grand Bazaar, explored the shops on Istiklal Caddesi, marvelled at the OTT extravagance of the Dolmabahçe Palace.


Discover the beauty of Turkey with me, wander the ruins of Ephesus, see the magical Ihlara and Goreme Valleys, hot air balloon in Cappadocia - does your stomach drop at the thought? - don't worry, I did it for you!


On to Barcelona to marvel at the architectural genius that is Gaudi.


A private invitation as guests at a picture-perfect stone cottage west of Paris, and then we nestled in to our very own glamorous Paris apartment. Let me show you out-of-the-way treasures in Paris you've never found before! 




"I never travel without my diary.  

One should always have something

sensational to read on the train."  

                                - OSCAR WILDE

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