East meets West in Istanbul April 22nd 2012 K- Inexcusably, despite having lived in London for many years neither Mark or I had ever managed to visit the Tower of London, an omission that we finally rectified on our recent stopover in the UK. <span><span><span><span><span><span> I enjoyed it a lot – the history is palpable and of course the Crown Jewels spectacular.<span> We also managed a pub lun ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul » Sultanahmet 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 are 2 English citizens who live in California. After much planning and some angst we are taking a break from reality and taking a trip around the world. One car is sold and the house is rented but before kicking off in Central America in mid June we are driving through Oregon to visit friends in Seattle, taking a quick trip to see family in S Carolina and then we are off!
434 days on the road and now we are home!
Use the links below to see maps of Our Trip Route to Date and Our Original Plan/Intended Route.
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