My Turkish Carpet Buying Experience!

On my cruise in 2013 to Istanbul, Turkey, I was on a day tour to Ephesus to see the ruins. Along the way the tour guide makes us stop at a Turkish Carpet store, supposedly to just see how these quality carpets are made. Yea, right! We entered the show room area which was just … More My Turkish Carpet Buying Experience!


Here I am again in self quarantine going out only as the work and food shopping necessitates. I work on my blogs and post some of them from many years ago and I start to realize what large crowds one encounters on many of these tours, trips, and outings. Now the world talks about social … More Musings

Istanbul, Turkey 2013

Our 2013 Mediterranean Cruise allows us to enjoy Istanbul, Turkey for a few days. As I said in my previous blog, we were not sure if the ship would dock at this fabulous port of call because of recent demonstrations and unrest here. Just a few days before, the captain confirmed that we were able … More Istanbul, Turkey 2013