Enjoy a riverside view of the architecture along Istanbul’s Bosphorus Straights, which connect Asia and Europe, as well as the Marmara and Black Seas. Here East meets West and Byzantine, Roman, Ottoman and Baroque styles collide for an almost unparalleled … Continue reading
Category Archives: culture
Flashlight Reading and Kathmandu
Preparations are underway for this trip of a lifetime to Kathmandu. Dad’s checking with his doctors and checking in with me about details. Some of the details I’m logging this past couple of weeks include: To take water purification tablets … Continue reading
Kathmandu Planning & Travel Syncronicity
Back to Kathmandu. Research for this trip is topping out at about 15 hours a week. But it’s worth it. Example: in putting feelers out to friends and friends of friends, I’ve been put in touch with trekkers, guides, wanna-be … Continue reading
Kathmandu, Dad & The Bucketlist Trip
Call me crazy. I’m headed to Kathmandu. With my 73-year-old father. And I need your help. I would like to collect Kathmandu travel stories as part of my preparation for this trip. And, soon. Weekly Reader Inspired Dreams No, I’m … Continue reading
What Handheld Devices Have Done to Family TV Viewing
TV when I was a kid was a different animal than today. Sure, it had its detractors and proponents, but what it didn’t have was 24-7 programming—anything you can imagine watching and then some—at your fingertips in your pocket. We’ve … Continue reading
What Ever Happened to Just Dropping By?
Why has just dropping by to visit someone fallen by the wayside? Is it a generational thing? Something that my over-studious, YUPified,* helicopter-parenting,* research-before-purchasing* generation nixed? (*guilty as charged) That said, being on the receiving end of a mid day … Continue reading
A Photo: Flowers for Friday
Pike’s Market in Seattle has some of freshest and most lush flowers I’ve seen besides my grandmother’s garden and Holland. According to statisticbrain.com, flowers amount to 34% of gifts given for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy. R
Home Remedy a la Agave
“A shot of tequila is the answer…” to just about anything that ails me, according to my husband. Leaning over the railing about to lose my dinner to the stingrays swirling below in the marina, the last thing I could … Continue reading
Around the Bend in Panama.
Have you ever come upon a scene in your travels and wondered how did that _________ (insert noun) get there? I wondered about the bike and if the rider would outride the brewing tropical storm. Casco Viejo & Panama City, … Continue reading
Stripping Away Front Story to Get to the Back… Story
Other than a popular murder mystery series written by Robert B. Parker and part of great website by Windy Lynn Harris backstory can be described largely as: “a story that tells what led up to the main story or plot … Continue reading
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