Time to get home and start the new year with a new series

we have to get back to Gocek, and back to Dalaman airport, for the flight to Istanbul, followed by the flight to Paris, linked to the flight back to LA, and then it’s school, work and meetings again.This was last summer, as some of you have forgotten (those of you that keep emailing telling I lead a grand life when the weather is finally turning cold at home).
Little did I know, though, that i’d be returning pretty soon. Less than a year later, a trip as a delegate of Tufts University has me back in Istanbul wishing I had wings and could soar back south, to here, in no time.
That was not to be, alas. But our next series is going to take us back to Istanbul, the gateway to the Orient, and then we’ll go on to Budapest and Prague, because that’s how that visit enfolded.