Iceland and Italy August 12-September 12, 2016
AlteCocker left for Iceland and the Italian Lakes on July 11th for a 2 month trip. Check here for Iceland and here for Lake Como. There will be a day trip to Greenland, 2 days in Verona centered on an opera festival, 4 days in Corsica visiting an internet pal from genealogical research, 3 days in Venice, and 7 days in Florence. AlteCocker will be returning from Rome via Istanbul (change of planes only in Istanbul; no sightseeing in Rome) due to the really cheap fare on Turkish Airlines--with the inevitable long layover in the somewhat chaotic Istanbul Airport. Since she has been to Istanbul twice, there would be no need for her to leave the airport to see anything. Obviously the recent airport bombing there has given her pause, but the fare was cheap and anyone interested in killing people would be unlikely to get into the area where people wait when they have not gone through immigration and customs. For her past exchanges in Istanbul, check here and here.