Updated: Istanbul Love: Our first visit to Istanbul was a runaway success! We spent a bit over a week exploring just part of this humongous and absolutely fascinating city. We only got to experience just a bit, which was nice as it keeps you...read more
Recently, C. at Romaniaexperience.com had a cost of living post which listed the prices of some common food. I promised to do the same thing so we could compare. I decided to get prices for most of the things he has listed so it would be an apples to apples comparison...read more
I am sure a lot of people are wondering how much things cost in our little slice of heaven in this part of Europe, so l thought l'd give a breakdown of what we typically spend monthly. I have converted the prices to U.S dollars for conformity. Things to keep...read more
Recently, one of my favorite bloggers, Justin, who has retired at the ripe old age of 33 (sweet!) at RootofGood had an article which can be found here : http://rootofgood.com/reaching-the-summit-financial-independence/ It talks about the paths taken to financial...read more
As the day draws near that l mourn the passing of my immediate older sister, there is the mixture of joy and sadness that washes over me whenever l think of her. She lost her battle with lung cancer on the last day of January 3 years ago. It is still very hard for me...read more
I first heard about the couchsurfing community about a year ago. In case you are not familiar with it, l will enlighten you a little. It's basically people who travel and need a place to stay for free to cut down on expenses. It's a great way to meet like minded...read more
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