Belgrade Serbia Rivers, Bridges, Islands, and Lakes

Serbia is a country of rivers, lakes, valleys, and mountains. Each one “tells its own story”. I’ve been exploring Belgrade’s riverside and Savamala District on foot. Early spring weather is warm and beautiful – perfect for walking. Transportation isn’t Belgrade’s forte. There’s no metro and traffic is heavy. Drivers are impatient and like honking their…

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Bosphorus Cruise to Istanbul’s Anadolu Kavağı

Yesterday I took an excursion from Eminönü to Anadolu Kavağı, a small seaside village on Macar Bay at the entrance to the Black Sea. It was a mesmerizing, euphoric day enjoying astonishing views of Istanbul and the Bosphorus Strait! In a matter of hours, the weather changed from partly cloudy to overcast to clear and back…

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Istanbul Turkey

Finally arrived in Istanbul – very exotic – it’s night and I took a short walk but after flying for almost 20 hours I’m jet-lagged and feeling wide awake and unable to sleep. Istanbul is a busy city of 13+ million with wonderful diversity and incredible energy! My hotel is in the Old Town Sultanahmet…

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