Reading Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief prior to our Mediterranean trip to Italy, Greece and Turkey made sightseeing much more interesting for my 8 year old daughter.
A demonstration of the craft of ceramic making in Istanbul turned into a memorable pottery lesson for my 8 year old daughter.
Simits are a great snack choice for families traveling in Turkey as they are simple, filling, inexpensive, portable and, most importantly, not messy.
A day spent in the port of Kusadasi,Turkey while on a family cruise in the Eastern Mediterranean aboard the Celebrity Equinox including a tour of Ephesus.
The highlights of two days spent in Istanbul, Turkey while on a family Mediterranean cruise aboard the Celebrity Equinox.
The book that I chose to feature this month is The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas. The novel takes place primarily in Stamboul (the modern day city of Istanbul) at the end of the 1800s when the Ottoman Empire is nearing its end. It is the story of a young girl named Eleonora who is born a few years earlier in the summer of 1877 in the town of Constanta on the Black Sea while the town was under attack by the Russian cavalry.