Monday, April 26, 2010

Creative with history

Ok, so planet eye traveler is about giving people information about places etc, but that doesn't mean one can give history a bit of imagination and a personal twist, don't you think? Read my very personal thoughts on how I think Istanbul's Blue Mosque came into being on planet eye traveler.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

On the roll again...

Is there anything better in the world than making travel plans? Yes, actually going on the trips, I guess. So, in about 9 days it's Beirut and on the 1st of July it's Marrakesh. That leaves the question where to gin in June. I'm hard pressed to choose between Jordan and the Black Sea coast, Turkish or Russian. Meanwhile, the writing pen (or rather keyboard) is not idle. Here is my latest post for europe a la carte.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Ciragan Palace Hotel Istanbul

One of the most fsacinating hotels I have ever visited. Read about the compelling history of Turkey's only Imperial palace which became a 5 star luxury hotel.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Another interview

Now that is nice. The English language local paper called 'Voices' in the town of Didim where I live on the Turkish Aegean coast, has done an interview about me, my novels and my travel writing. Much appreciated.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Interview in the local paper

Got interviewed in the local Turkish paper today, about my novel "Sweet Revenge" which is set in Turkey and about the many articles I write about Turkey. Lately four per week for planet eye traveler.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Modern Art in Istanbul

With all the wonder of Byzantium and the Ottoman Empire at every twist and turn it's easy to forget that Turkey has extremely talented modern painters and sculptors too. It's the merit of Istanbul's museum of Modern Art, commonly known as Istanbul Modrn, to have gien thse artists a home in a stark but beautiful building which one was a dock warehouse right on the Bosporus. Read more about my visit to the museum in my recent post on planet eye traveler.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Planet Eye Traveler

This is my latest venture. I'm proud to say, that I have been contracted by planet eye traveler to be their Istanbul/Turkey writer and here is my first contribution about Earth hour and wine tastings.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Romar Traveler and my Galicia article

I'm proud to say, that a very long and colorful article of mine has been published in romar traveler. I'm paying triute to Galicia, one of my favorite destinations in Europe.

A day trip to Kos

Never one to let the grass grow under my feet I went on a wonderful boat trip from the Tukish town of Didim to the Greek island of Kos. Read about what I liked most in my article on europe a la carte.