Monday, 25 June 2012

Turkey, Istanbul

Istanbul has to be one of our favourite cities to visit in Europe. The city and the country has a special bond with Paul as he spent 8 weeks traversing the country back in the 80's. 
Although Istanbul is now well trodden with tourism it is still easy to get lost in the maze of streets and away from the hordes of tourists. The majority of tourist sites in the city are located in the area close to the 'Blue' & 'Aya Sophia' Mosques making it easy to do it all on foot. 

Monday, 4 June 2012

Tunisia, Tunis

Leather Masks in Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia
Leather Masks at Sidi Bou Said
We were fortunate to visit Tunisia on two separate occasions just prior to the December 2010 events that resulted in the downfall of the Ben Ali dictatorship. As we had been to Libya before their revolution we thought that the problems may have been caused by us however we have never been to Egypt so we now sleep well at nights knowing that revolutions were not following us around. :-)