Istanbul · Travel

Chapter 50: Turkey Diaries, Istanbul

This past week I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Turkey with a small ‘mission team’ from my church (Emmanuel International Church or EIC). The initial purpose of the trip was to support one of our pastors who was scheduled to teach at a youth camp in Izmir, which is on the west side… Continue reading Chapter 50: Turkey Diaries, Istanbul

Normandy · Travel

Chapter 49. Adventures with the Family in Normandy

A Freeman family invasion! I was so blessed in the beginning of May to have my parents and little sister fly to France from Canada, swinging by London on their way over to pick up my brother James (and have a pint or two at the pub!). It was almost a complete family reunion, we… Continue reading Chapter 49. Adventures with the Family in Normandy

Lyon · Travel

Chapter 47. Two Days in Lyon – Part 2: What We Ate

Anddddddd we’re back! I have to apologize for this post coming to you a little later than I had anticipated. The delay is due to the abrupt and completely delightful arrival of summer weather in France. Blooming cherry blossoms and temperatures in the mid-twenties are not to be ignored! So where did we leave off?… Continue reading Chapter 47. Two Days in Lyon – Part 2: What We Ate

Lyon · Travel

Chapter 46. Two Days in Lyon: Part 1: What We Saw

So last week Marc and I found ourselves in a very happy situation. We had very little scheduled, we had some unused credit with the train company, and Marc’s company has been leaning on him to use up some vacation days. The only question was….where should we go? Our only limitation was that we had… Continue reading Chapter 46. Two Days in Lyon: Part 1: What We Saw

Normandy · Travel

Chapter 35. Normandy Day 2: Honfleur and Étretat

Our second day in Normandy started off as every day on holiday should, with a long lie-in in an amazingly comfortable bed. After long showers (water pressure is such a novelty…our flat in Paris has the most pathetic shower ever), we wrapped ourselves in fluffy robes and drank coffee out of fancy tea cups. Perfection!… Continue reading Chapter 35. Normandy Day 2: Honfleur and Étretat