The Aya Sofia is one of Istanbul's most prominent attractions. I had no idea, however, that it would be so big... or so awe-inspiring. Rather than try to fill this page with a huge list of cliches and overused expressions, I figured I'd let the images do the talking for me. Enjoy!
There’s been nothing quite like the good ol’ American holiday of July 4th to bring out the homesickness in just about every American abroad I know. Talking about barbecues and fireworks has taken over my blog feed lately, but I’ll tell you what, the homesickness factor became apparent in my local circle of friends a little sooner than that.
And… Read more
If you asked me now what the most important part of my body is when it comes to being in good physical condition, I would have to say feet since I’ve had so many issues lately. I used to think that having a good knee was all I wanted, and the back seems to… Read more
You can’t spend a month somewhere, especially on a tiny little island, without storing away a piece of it in your heart forever.
In October of 2007, I spent an entire month on the island of Menorca taking part in an archaeological dig. It was awesome because of all the archeology skills I learned, as well as the sheer… Read more
There are some things about Australia that I can’t quite handle on a regular basis. One such thing is also the reason I will never, ever, ever, EVER leave the windows down in a car in this country when I’m not driving.
We got a little reminder of that reason last night… Read more
Going to Perth and not going to Rottnest Island, to me, is like going to Paris and not visiting the Eiffel Tower. It’s one of those places that makes up Australia and speaks of this country’s natural splendor. After arriving for an afternoon adventure on day 90, I immediately saw resemblances to both Fraser… Read more
I’ve been eating heaps of Malaysian food now that I have Patrick in my life, and it isn’t always a bad thing — just when all the food is prepared with seafood. Tonight we went to dinner with his family over to Alice’s, a restaurant way up in the North Shore of Sydney with some… Read more
Falling asleep on a bean bag chair is not the most comfortable thing in the world, which is why I woke up at 2:00am and made my way to the bedroom (although it was too hot and sticky to sleep well there either). I think I had nodded off around 1:30am, trying to watch… Read more
Oh, glorious day. The sun was super bright today in Sydney, so Pat & I took it upon ourselves to do the Bondi to Bronte seaside walk. Excellent choice! We were met with clear skies, beautiful waters and a cool breeze during the 2.5 km (or is it 3.5 km?) walk each way.… Read more