Monthly Archives: April 2015

From Despondency to Delight

It’s happened to all of us.  You arrive at the airport, say goodbye to the transfer taxi driver, go through terminal entry security screening and then realise, for no specific reason, that all is not well. Flying midweek out of … Continue reading

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From West to East and Back Again

Some people believe in astrological birth signs. My life has been more ruled by music. On the day I was born in 1941 the record at the top of the charts was “The Chattanooga Choo Choo” by The Glen Miller … Continue reading

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Bursa, two Ottoman sites, a great meal and two ferries to Istanbul

The title of this post probably exhausts you just reading it. We actually did it and all in well under twenty four hours. We arrived on the outskirts of Bursa at about 15.00, some 11½ hours after leaving our homes … Continue reading

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A Visit to Istanbul and Gallipoli – Day 1 from Kalkan to Bursa

Some may welcome the arrival of summertime, but when you have to be waiting at the roadside to catch a bus at 5.30 in the morning in the first week after the clock change, it is decidedly unwelcoming and definitely … Continue reading

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It’s March, So What Do You Expect

Tuesday dawned dry but with threatening clouds. It’s March, so what does one expect? An early morning email from the Tuesday Walk leader informed potential walkers that he was not intending to walk as rain was forecast. Well it is … Continue reading

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