Day 366: Time Flies…One Year Already!
Unbelievable! Today, June 16th, marks our Round the World one year anniversary! It’s difficult to believe a whole year has passed, and yet here we are in Vienna, Austria, making plans for our return. Over the last few days, I’ve been putting together a “Year in Review” with photos and commentary, but as I progressed, I realized it would take much longer than I anticipated. Perhaps I will save that for our return. In the meantime, as I was reflecting on the past year, I was reminded of God’s goodness to us in… Read More
Turkey and Kebab Delight ~ by Ryan
Istanbul was one of my favorite places to visit. Why? Because there were an endless amount of shops selling Turkish Delight, Baklava, and Doner Meat Kebabs. Istanbul is another place that is filled with history, like Rome, or Greece. It was not always called Istanbul. Before the Turks conquered it, it was called Constantinople. Named after the first Christian Roman Emperor, it was the capital city of Rome. Then, the Ottoman Turks conquered it, and it became Istanbul, a place of delicious dessert and very nice meat kebabs. But the Hagia Sophia, one… Read More
Day 362: Exotic Spices and Turkish Delights – Istanbul
As mentioned in the previous post, Istanbul and the Famed Hagia Sophia, my children may not always enjoy history, but they certainly do enjoy trying new foods and sweet treats. That’s what makes Istanbul an ideal place to visit, at least for our family. It is a melting pot of different cultures and you can most readily see that in its dining choices. Yes, there are also a ton of wonderful historical places to visit throughout Istanbul. If you Google “Istanbul”, you’ll quickly be provided with a huge list, including places like… Read More
Day 360: Istanbul and the Famed Hagia Sophia
Istanbul! What can I say? It’s always held a special draw for me. I can’t exactly explain why, but I’ve always perceived it as mysterious, beautiful, and exotic. We decided to take the kids and visit Istanbul for just under a week before going to Jordan and Israel. I’m so glad we made this decision. Of all the destinations we visited, Istanbul is definitely one of our favorites. The people are friendly and the city is so unique. Below is our new best friend. I don’t remember his name, but he was… Read More