Into Istanbul April 23rd 2009 I suspect that we were all just about ready to leave India. It is a great country. Incredible place, but you do get to a point when it is either time to stay on for a long time or move on. We moved on with the assistance of Qatar Airlines on a flight leaving Delhi at 5.00a.m. With the need to be there 3 hours ahead of departure time, a possible 1 and a half hour drive to the airport and the appare ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... ... read more
We try to post about once a week talking about where we have been, impressions we have gained and some photos. Our aim is to keep a record of our travels that will sustain us as the memories fade. We also want to keep those at home, and anyone else around, as informed as they wish to be.
We have been on the move now since late 2008 and plan to continue for a while yet. A pair of old-ish Australians who plan to see the places we have missed in the past before the backs, hips and knees make it all too hard. We intend to be on the road, sea or in the air for as long as it takes. We have to ... full info