Euro vaygay pt 3.

We stopped off in Istanbul for a quick 3 day stay. Turkey was a first for me and the bf. 

The Blue Mosque. 

 Istanbul lies on both European and Asian land.

Hagia Sophia.

This converted church was soooo beautiful, even more so than Notre Dame in Paris.

All and all Istanbul was an interesting trip. On the last day we went to a hamam, a turkish bath housed in an old Ottoman structure. The experience was not the spa moment I hoped for...and we left Istanbul happy to check it off the list.

Then we came back to Mykonos!! We stayed at the same hotel as last year and had such a great time. I absolutely love Greece. The people are so nice, the town of Mykonos is beautiful, the weather is perfect, and one can really recharge. We returned to the States happy boys. 


Euro vaygay pt 2.

My bf and I went on a Euro vaygaytion last month and I am still digesting it. It was epic. My favorite leg of the 15 day trip was Paris, obviously.
We stayed in le Marais just off the Place des Vosges

 In an amazing hotel called Pavillon de la Reine, it was lux but not annoying. I absolutely loved it.

 We had a Louvre moment.

 erotic street art.

 We also did the Pompidou - which had a great collection. 

On the last day, I took a train out to Versaille hoping to have an inspirational moment...

I wanted a Grace Coddington moment a la September Issue..but it was not the case. Although I did love the grandeur of the estate, I thought it was a f--ing tourist trap. At one point, a woman used my shoulder as a tripod to take a photo of a sign or something.

Thanks dude. 

One of my favorite bits of Paris was an antique fair we went to near the Bastille, normally I do not like to "thrift" or whatever but this was different... We met a couple, who were British expats living in the south of France(!!), who gave us tickets to the fair down the street. There was quite a selection: kimonos, china, jewelry, vinyl, linens, silverware, etc. But I found some great vintage sequins and tortoise shell thimbles at one of the stalls. Then for lunch we ate from this old provincial couple who served fresh oysters caught in their boat with delicious french cheeses, a baguette, and wine. It was beyooonnnnddddd.