Tag: Istanbul

Crossroads Tour – Prologue

I receive a gift – an opportunity to take an extended trip abroad, to any country I choose.I had promised myself that if another opportunity ever arose, I would begin where I last ended, in Florence.

Crossroads Tour – Sleepless in the Sultanahmet

It’s overcast outside, much like my mood. I’m exhausted. I cannot get onto the WIFI. I am ready to buy a return plane ticket if I can ever get online…

Crossroads Tour – The Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar as large and noisy as you would expect a 5,000 store shopping mall to be. Rick Steves says to spend about 2 hours here, which is about as much time as a human has before their retinas start to melt…