Monthly Archives: October 2010


We ended our fall break travel spree to Istanbul and Athens with 3 days on the island of Aegina, which is a 90 minute ferry ride from Athens (about 20 miles) in the Saronic Gulf.  After the ferry dropped us … Continue reading

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Athens in 3 Days or Less

As I mentioned in a previous post, we arrived in Athens, Greece on an exceedingly rainy Monday afternoon, so I didn’t take too many pictures – we were mostly trying to find the hotel and stay dry.   But we did … Continue reading

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Istanbul Day 4 – Featuring the Aya Sofya, the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, Lunch on the Sea of Marmara, Skyping and a final Turkish Dinner at Urfali Haci Usta.

Quick post here…  Pix from our last day in Istanbul – We started with the Aya Sofya, which is considered Istanbul’s most famous monument and an excellent example of Byzantine Architecture.  It was completed in 527 AD and was the … Continue reading

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Istanbul Day 3 – Pillowcases, spices, a mis-identified bridge and an evening walk at the seaside.

We left Istanbul Monday morning and arrived in Athens in the afternoon.  It rained pretty hard all day, so we just sort of wandered around the area we’re were staying called The Plaka – lots of shops and cafés and … Continue reading

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Istanbul – Days 1 and 2

    We arrived in Istanbul late Thursday afternoon.  It’s Margaret’s Fall Break at the University of Pecs, so we decided to use Hungary as a launching point to visit some places we’ve always wanted to see.*  We’ll be here … Continue reading

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