cela kula serbia Nis

I will probably be executed by Serbs for this, but I couldn’t help feeling a little bit of admiration for the Turks when I learned the story of the Skull Tower in Nis, Serbia. It is called Cela Kula in Serbian which means…”Skull Tower”.Read More →


If there is a modern day heir to the great traveler/scholar Ibn Batutta – I would say that Francis Tapon is the guy.Read More →

flu while traveling

For those who want to keep track, it went something like this so far Manisa, Istanbul, Manisa, Antalya, Izmir, Ephesus, Selcuk, Kusadasi, Izmir, Istanbul, Sofia, Pernik, Belgrade, Nis, Skopje, Sofia, Istanbul, Casablanca, Fes, Sefrou, Fes, Rome, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Sokcho, Samcheok, Andong, Busan, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Batam, Jakarta, Bogor, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Istanbul. There were a few other places in between…but …oh well, enjoy because I’m sure there will be more even though right now I don’t feel like going anywhere. :)Read More →