In 2010, Katie and Roger Foster took a "leap-of-faith" and temporarily moved to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates where Roger had accepted a position. This blog is an account of their expat adventures and travels around the Arabian peninsula and beyond.
Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would be moving to a foreign country to live, let alone a country in the Middle East. Over the 2009 Christmas and New Year’s holidays, my husband Roger and I discussed what we wanted the next part of our life to be like. He thought that before retiring, he would like to do one more airport project but only if he could find something very interesting. I half-jokingly agreed that would be fine but could he try for an exotic location? As usual, Roger came through and soon we were headed to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. This blog is a recap of our "leap-of- faith" wanderings around the Middle East and beyond. We joyfully share these expat experiences.
Istanbul is a city of never ending experiences. Here Roger
and I find a few real jewels among the Sultan’s treasures.
The Seven Hills Hotel with its delicious roof top seafood restaurant overlooking theBosporus, a
horse-drawn phaetom ride through Bayukada in the Princes’ Islands just a
short breezy ferry trip from the city and what I consider the highlight of our visit - a small 1300th century church containing some of the finest Byzantine
mosaics and frescoes – St. Savior’s Church Chora, in Turkish - Kariye Műzesi.
The church is simply the most beautiful I have ever seen.