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Summer 2017

Day 3, Jun 28: Istanbul, Part 3

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Thankfully, I slept about 7 hours last night with only a couple of interruptions. Dan slept well, too, so we were glad to be ready for another full day. We noticed as we were getting ready to go down for breakfast that there was a submarine in the Bosphorous Strait, shown below, taken from our […]

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Day 2, Jun 27: Istanbul, Part 2

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Dan made up for his bad first night last night and slept easily until 6am, about 7 hours. He says he would have slept longer if we’d closed the curtains so the sun wouldn’t come in. I had my traditional bad 2nd night – went to bed around midnight, slept for about 1.5 hours, then […]

Day 1, Jun 26: Istanbul, Part 1

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I managed to sleep about 6.5 hours and got up about 5:45. Dan only slept about 4 hours and had been up since 3am. Breakfast was open at 6am so we went down as soon as we got up. ┬áDan having a little fun since we had the place all to ourselves. There was literally […]

Departure: Sacramento/Raleigh to Istanbul

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As I type it’s coming up on 10am ET Saturday morning. I’m in the British Airways lounge of Terminal 7 at JFK. I took a redeye last night on JetBlue, landed around 8:30am local time and got to the lounge about an hour later. Not bad for a terminal change and going through security again. […]

Pre-Departure

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As I mentioned in our recent Chicago blog, that was the beginning of a bunch of travel for us, especially if you’re Dan. That was just a few weeks ago for Memorial Day weekend. This weekend we met in Los Angeles for an 80th birthday celebration for his mother. We both flew in to LA […]

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