We have one and a half days in Stockholm. It is clean, beautiful, sunny, and extremely expensive. I didn’t know that everything closes early on Saturday and Sunday so not the two best days to visit. After we got settled into our cute cave like … Continue readingStockholm

Rome Part 2

Today we got up and had breakfast at the hostel. We then took the bus to Borghese Gallery. It’s nice to take the bus instead of the metro. It drops you pretty darn close to where you are going. This cuts down on our walking … Continue readingRome Part 2

Naples & Pompeii

Today was another early start for us as we had to catch the train to Naples. Then we traveled onto Pompeii. Pompeii is huge. Imagine if your entire city was buried for thousands of years then uncovered. Only a portion has been dug up. There … Continue readingNaples & Pompeii


We woke super early to catch the train to Florence today. It was a fast comfortable ride from city center to city center. All of Florence is within walking distance from the train station. So we walked to the Academia stopping to purchase our Dumo … Continue readingFlorence

Jerusalem Day 4

The Dead Sea It was a dreary rainy day but being Shebat it was the only day we had set aside to visit the Dead Sea. So we had breakfast and headed out. First stop Qumran. The hillside cave where The Dead Sea Scrolls were … Continue readingJerusalem Day 4

Jerusalem Day 2

It’s wonderful that our Hostel provides breakfast starting at 6:45 am. We have 8:00 am Western Wall Tunnel Tour tickets that we are rushing to. We arrived 3 minutes late and they were already well into the tour. It was nice booking the first tour … Continue readingJerusalem Day 2


After arriving in Izmir at 9:30pm we hiked to the international terminal to locate our rental car company. The rental car guy was the kindest guy ever. He even loaned me his personal car charger for my phone. We entered our address into Google Maps … Continue readingEphesus

Istanbul Day 2

After sleeping in we got going into the cold. We took the tram half way then hiked the other half of the way to the Süleymaniye Mosque. It’s supposed to be the nicest mosque in Istanbul. We met a lovely Muslim lady who explained how … Continue readingIstanbul Day 2