Catch up on Turkey May 7th 2006 Istanbul was my first stop from London (hit "previous journal" at the top of the page to read my brief update on that). Not traveling alone before, I was a little apprehensive to go to Turkey by myself, but I really wanted to go and see where Nihal (my sister-in-law) was from and what my niece Billur and nephew Donovan experience every summer.
I guess I thought Turkey would be so different fr ... read more
Middle East » Turkey 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
The journey continues . . . As many of you have predicted and requested, the traveling and the travel blog continues. I'm heading back to London with a three month ticket. I have no plans yet, just a bunch of ideas, but I'm looking forward to seeing where I end up and enjoying my last hoorah before going back to a mortgage paying US Citizen again.
My new journey in life begins with a four month trip through Europe, through August 31st. I have rented my home in San Francisco for 1 year, so who knows, this journal may continue past August! Stay tuned and enjoy!... full info