We have been on the move for the past 19 days. We have done a lot and have blogged about a little. I am going to try and cram some of the missed days into this post and try and be more chronological going forward.
We spent 4 days in Istanbul where we met a wonderful guide, Serhan http://www.serhangungor.com/ Who showed us the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Basilica Cistern and other gems of Istanbul. The boys (and Sarah and I) learned about the 3 elements of Islamic art, Floral (heaven), Geometric (the stars), Calligraphy (the word of God).
We celebrated Reece’s birthday at a wonderful cake shop on the main drag in Istanbul. He is 14 and all kinds of awesome! We love you Reece!!
Next we went to Izmir. Beaches, Ephesus, Servas friends (other post), hiking in the mountains (we found a little stream under a tree to have lunch, the boys thought it was the best thing ever).