• April 21, 2017 /  Food

    Deniz made a Turkish dish called pide (pee-de).  Using regular pre-prepared dough, it is stuffed with ground beef stir fried with onions, peppers and simple seasoning. We then baked it on a stone in the oven.  It was delicious!!

  • October 25, 2016 /  Food, Japan 2016

    I now have two restaurant reviews and one photo story (sakura) on Japan Travel website. 

    My articles….





  • January 26, 2016 /  Food, Hawaii 2016

    We drove to Hilo through the mountain route today.  The view is pretty amazing at the top although there’s not a lot to look at.  The lava field is pretty fresh and it feels like we were on another planet. 

    We visited the Akatsuka Orchid Garden. I had no idea there were so many different types.  Too bad we can’t take back anything.  

    We had lunch at Ocean Sushi in Hilo.  Pretty good.  It wasn’t excellent but was very good. 


    There are some very old buildings in Hilo.