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Crossing Turkey by Train: 40 Hours on the “Eastern Express”
We took a 40-hour Turkish train from Kars back to Istanbul.
Kars, the End of the Road
We had great fun in Kars, a frontier town near the Armenian border.
Slightly Seedy Trabzon
Trabzon in Turkey is the Black Sea’s busiest port.
Amasra on the Black Sea
Amasra is called the prettiest port on the Black Sea coast of Turkey.
The Midnight Bus to Safranbolu
From Istanbul, we took the midnight bus to Safranbolu, near the Black Sea coast of Turkey.
Old Istanbul (Stamboul)
Istanbul is one of the world’s truly great cities…and our favorite tourist destination.
Conference on Oriental Carpets
In Stockholm, Sharon and Fred attended a rug conference.
Sweden, 50 Years Later
Visiting Sweden 50 years later, I found it to be greener, more multi-cultural and socialist and WAY more expensive.
Iceland is Great!
In Iceland, you can explore geysers, waterfalls, geothermal hot springs, boiling mud pools, bird sanctuaries and Reykjavik!