Food in Hawaii is a flavorful, and I do mean full of flavor, mélange of many cuisines. Food heavily influenced with Japanese sensibilities, indigenous or local ingredients, Thai and Chinese flavorings and lots of fresh fruit and charcoal grills is wonderfully appealing. … [Read more...] about Papaya and Asian Beef Salad
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. … [Read more...] about Our Last Day in Istanbul
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. … [Read more...] about Shabbat in Istanbul
Wednesday April 21st The day dawned clear and bright with black threatening clouds across the Aegean over the mountainous coast of Turkey. After repacking again, we headed up to the 10th floor for breakfast with a view. The fresh whole wheat baguette and butter with orange … [Read more...] about Farewell to Rhodes and Back to Istanbul
Monday April 19th In the thin dawn light, I showered and dressed. We bid farewell to the Anemone hotel and we were off to the ferry bound for Rhodes. There was some confusion about the departure time and breakfast was cut short. … [Read more...] about The Ferry to Rhodes.