Category: Europe

Back to London

Friday – August 30 – For the first time since I lived in London during my university years, I reunited with this city that I love. It reminded me of a famous quote by the English author, Samuel Johnson: “when a man is tired of London, he is […]

24 Hours in Zürich

Luxury watches, fine chocolate, meandering street trams, distant Alps and a majestic blue lake – these were the images I associated with Zürich. A visit to Switzerland’s largest city will confirm these images and impress you with even more. I have visited Europe a number of times, but […]

Goodbye Istanbul, Hello Paris

Sunday – October 16, 2011 – Unfortunately, I didn’t have a lot of vacation this year. Therefore, today I had to fly back to the U.S. while Mom, Dad and Jeff would continue their Turkish travels to Cappodoccia and back to Greece. I was definitely jealous, but I […]

Turkish Delight in Istanbul

Saturday – October 15, 2011 – After a full day and a half of sailing, this morning we arrived in one of the world’s greatest cities: Istanbul. We woke up early to watch our arrival in the only city in the world to straddle two continents (Europe and […]

Kuşadasi and Ephesus

Thursday – October 13, 2011 – After sailing down the Turkish Riviera during the evening from Bodrum, we arrived at 8 a.m. this morning in the Turkish city of Kuşadasi. The weather was beautiful today and sunny. Upon finishing breakfast, Mom, Dad, Jeff and I disembarked the Wind […]

Cruising the Turkish Riviera

Wednesday – October 12, 2011 – This morning the Wind Surf anchored in Bodrum, Turkey. This was the first time I have ever visited a Muslim country although Turkey is the world’s only secular Islamic country. The separation of Mosque and state was established in the early 1900s […]