Picking My Castle – Sintra

I had seen Sintra on Instagram.  I had seen Pena Palace more specifically and I had my sights set on going to this colourful castle set high above the trees.  What I never knew is that yes, while Pena Palace is a sight to see, the rest of Sintra is equally entrancing, equally beautiful. Serra…

Istanbul: Walk on the Wall.

If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul. Alphonse de Lamartine You need to get out of the center.  You need to walk the wall and look at both sides, soaking in the vastness and greatness of the city, witnessing the meeting of East and West.  Don’t…