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Father’s Day 2010

June 21, 2010
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Father’s Day is always a little bitter sweet for me.  My father passed away on Father’s Day, when I was eight years old, and his passing left a little emotional void that cannot be filled no matter how good my fortune in life or how happy my family.  My father bequeathed to me his scientific bent (he was […]

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Our Last Day in Istanbul

May 5, 2010
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Sunday April 25  April 25th, our last day.  We decided to meet Isak early even though we stayed up until 1:00am the night before.  8:00am came very early indeed.  Today we have a busy agenda and there is some street closings midday because of the Istanbul Marathon.

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Shabbat in Istanbul

May 5, 2010
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Saturday April, 24   Well, I am sleeping in and relaxing a bit.  My sister got up, dressed, and went to a Shul about 2 blocks from here but I am exhausted.  We are going on a walking tour with Isak at 2:00pm.  Promptly at 2:00, we met Isak in the lobby.

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Friday, Grand Bazaar Day

May 4, 2010
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Istanbul Friday April 23     Friday morning promised a beautiful day, after a night of a night of soulful Turkish singing and then the 5:00 AM muezzin call to prayer coming from the outside our hotel room window I was glad our guide wasn’t coming until 9:00AM.  Another fab breakfast, they make the best cheery […]

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Istanbul Day 1 with Ghenghis

May 4, 2010
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Thursday April 22nd The Ramada in the Nisantasi district is central to all and a great hotel for the price.  Once again, we partook in an elegant and elaborate breakfast buffet, including a fresh made to order omelet bar.  A black espresso with sugar armed me for today’s adventure.

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