Hiking near Berlin: Schorfheide, Uckermark

Every year when New Year's Eve comes closer, I need to think how to avoid fireworks in Berlin. Since Mischa, my dog, is extremely scared of any kind of fireworks, it is necessary to plan New Year's Eve without being outside in the city. She won't go for a walk for at least 24 hours … Continue reading Hiking near Berlin: Schorfheide, Uckermark


Istanbul, Turkey

What I loved about Istanbul was the lively atmosphere everywhere and at all times. Streets full of food stands, bazars, always a breeze from the Bosporus and very friendly people made my visit nice and memorable. The view from Eminönü to Beyoğlu The market behind then Blue Mosque Exploring the neighborhoods We stayed in Kadıköy … Continue reading Istanbul, Turkey