Ice Cold In Alice December 30th 2014 Woolly says – being the type of mammoth to never ignore an opportunity when it presents itself the chance to spend New Year in Istanbul was an easy choice to make. Having chivvied Jo round, packed the travel bag, found the passports and booked the relevant flights and transfers I was ready.
What my mammoth friend really means that having bossed me around for several days and got in the way o ... 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 travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us'
A truly multi-national mammoth that travels the world visiting places of interest, making new friends and causing mischief wherever he can. With my carer Jo (bless her!) I have scaled castle walls, walked in the footsteps of Roman Emperors and Maharajah's, climbed mountains, contemplated caverns, caves and canyons and attempted the Le Mans 24 hour race on a skateboard! Whether it be climbing a Minaret in Mostar, Paddling in the Arabian Sea, Scaling mountains in Kotor, Feeding chickens in France or Catching trains in India, not... full info
I've also been to Istanbul a couple of times, but never in the snow--brr. How great to have friends to show the wonderful sites as a fine excuse for a revisit. Hope you manage to stay warm!
It was bitter but still amazing in places, would prefer to go in the warmer months though