Magnificent blue tiled mosques and Ottoman palaces, pure turquoise seas,
rocky, forested mountains and spectacular geological oddities -- Turkey is all
this and more
Italy - Puglia|
What wonders we found in just one week! We learned to cook the Puglian way, then tasted olive oil from 2000 year old trees, and cheese and wine from organic artisan farms. We visited re-imagined masserias -- boutique hotels offering splendid relaxation. And then there were the gems hidden in village churches - interiors covered with Giotto-inspireed frescoes, or floors paved with bible mosaics; mixing Romanesque and baroque while treating both with respect.
Our 10 day FAM went from Casablanca to Rabat - Fes - Atlas mountains - Sahara - Ouarzazate - Marrakech, covering the highlights of Morocco from the bustling bazaars of Fez and Marrakech to wine tasting in the high dessert and a Sahara tented camp with camel ride. Beautiful scenery and friendly, knowledgable guides. Incredible food - a delicious blending of French and traditional Moroccan cuisines. My only quibble would be to make this a 14 day trip to better enjoy the opportunities in this amazing country.
Croatia Cruising from Dubrovnik to Split
Rhine Christmas markets
Italy - Dolomites, Venice, Sicily
Spain Malaga, Alhambra
Mt St Helens