Art in Istanbul

Today I treated myself to a day filled with wonderful art and visual delights. I started with a visit to Chora Church which hosts beautiful Byzantium style mosaics and frescos. Naturally, the mosaics and frescos depict themes and recordings from … Continued

Exploring Instanbul’s Palaces

Day 3: Exploring Instanbul’s Palaces June 12 Two places remained on my list of sites to see again during this visit to Istanbul — Topkapi Palace and the Archeological Museum. I had hoped that the long-awaited renovation of the palace … Continued

Exploring Ebru Art

Day 2: Ebru Art and the Grand Bizaar June 11 In addition to visiting my old favorites like the Hagia Sophia and Rustam Pasa, I visited someplace new …to me at least…the Süleymaniye Mosque. This beautiful mosque is perched on … Continued

Kofte in Istanbul

Day 1: Delicious Kofte in Istanbul, Turkey June 9 Hello again, live from Istanbul! After about a year, it was time return to a city with which we have grown greatly attached. After dropping everything off at the hotel, I … Continued

Instanbul Seafood — The Octopus Is To Die For

Recently I was one of the lucky ones to participate on an Epicurean Travel tour and enjoy beautiful wares and incredible Instanbul seafood. After our two-stage trip from Tampa, Fla. to Istanbul (there are no direct flights from Tampa) we … Continued