Departure from Houston, Ready to Go!
Jun 19, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
We arrived at Houston International via limo service and were greeted at
the ticket counter by an agent who was from Bulgaria! After receiving
some quick advice from her, Dennis and I treated ourselves to an airport
We are super excited about our trip. I have always wanted to see Sofia and Istanbul. Tbilisi will be a unique (but quick) side trip and give us a taste of the way of life in a former Russian satellite country. Dennis has been to Istanbul, but it was a short trip for a work related conference. Although he will be busy giving talks in all 3 countries, this time there will be ample leisure time for exploration! I am eager to speak to the locals, visit Pagan, Christian, and Muslim spiritual places, enjoy the music, dance, food, and wine, and explore the ancient ruins/relics of the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans.