The sea and the ferries of Istanbul - and now London's gorgeous parks as well: urban tranquility zones that I miss having easy access to.
Welcome to my country! I hope you have a lovely time--hope you can get out of London if you have a spare day or two. London is endlessly fascinating, but it is not England.
Thank you so much! We spent four days in London a week or so ago - loved it! Were lucky to have a warm and sunny day when we took a train to visit our dear friends in Kent. I'm still savoring the impressions from this very quick but lovely trip - and hope to return soon, maybe for a bit longer!