Istanbul Wonders

Every once in a while the traveller reaches a city long thought about, then wonders why the visit was not made so much earlier. That captures the last week for Sandi and me spent in Istanbul, once Constantinople and headquarters for the long-dominant Ottoman Empire, later home to the Orient Express and intrigue on an … Continue reading

London Calling

The London Olympics are now under three weeks away, and all the usual media frenzy is gearing up.  Soon, all round the world TV audiences will be subjected to in-depth analysis of major sports like beach volleyball, described breathlessly by people who know nothing about such sports but are major players in their networks.  They … Continue reading

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