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[Istanbul, Turkey] We vowed to not let the New Year’s Eve celebrations detract from sightseeing, and so we took the first day of 2013 by the horn and made the most of our time in Sultanahmet. We started off with the Istanbul Archaeology Museum. I heard this museum housed the sarcophagus of Alexander the Great. While there is a sarcophagus named Alexander at the museum, it didn’t, in fact, belong to Alexander… Read More

[Sofia, Bulgaria] I woke up this morning to see the rooftops of the neighboring buildings dusted with snow! I couldn’t wait to get outside and see what had changes since I’d last been here in 2009. After a quick breakfast of banitza – a traditional Bulgarian food prepared with filo dough, feta cheese and eggs – mom and I left the house to run some errands. First, I had to go file… Read More

[New York City, NY] My last day in NYC! It is hard to believe that I’ve already spent 3 days in this wonderful city. On my last day here, I wanted to hit the last few items on my list. After a long run in Prospect park in the morning and breakfast and coffee at home, Martha and I headed back to Manhattan to see a few things before our visit to… Read More

[New York City, NY] Our second day of sightseeing started out with a classic New York thing to do – walking across the Brooklyn Bridge. But before we got there, we experienced another classic New York thing – subway maintenance. We need to switch from the F Train to the A train but due to maintenance, the A train was running on the F train track. It worked out OK at the… Read More

[Lima, Peru] For the first time in a long time, we didn’t have to wake up at the crack of dawn . Our flight from Arequipa to Lima wasn’t until 10:40 in the morning and we tried to sleep in, but we both woke up a good hour before the alarm went off. Still, it was nice to take our time and eat breakfast at a leisurely pace. The courtyard at our… Read More