JR Railway and Telephone Cards from Japan

In the 1990s, we spent three years in Japan and during that time, we often used prepaid JR railway cards and prepaid telephone cards. Now, 25 years later, I’m glad I kept them.


Kitakyushu University


Kokura Castle in Kitakyushu


Kitakyushu International Association


JR Kyushu Tobata Eki

September Notes from Istanbul

Based on our walking instructions, we had to pass by the ‘University of Istanbul’ on our way to the Grand Bazaar.

University of Istanbul

It seems like nooks and crevices are filled with vendors on almost any given day.

Book market

This tram caught my eye.

Metro in Istanbul

Approaching the Hagia Sophia on foot.

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia interior

Hagia Sophia interior

Hagia Sophia ceiling

Hagia Sophia ceiling-2

Hagia Sophia - tour guide