Sunday, September 2, 2012

The joy of sensual pleasures

I'm not talking sex. I'm talking the welcome surprise of a more-luxurious-than-expected hotel room (with a balcony! and a view of the blue mosque!) after a way-too-early wake up call. I'm talking the Hagia Sophia, which is worth the trip to Istanbul alone, with its mosaics and awe inspiring domes, suffused with natural light. I'm talking an amazing massage with a totally hot Turkish masseuse who seemed to know just where and how hard (and soft) to touch me. I'm talking a king sized bed with crisp white Turkish linens. I'm talking the perfect end to a vacation.

Below, the view from our balcony at the Neorion Hotel (under $200 a night!). As my hubby would say: "Ahhh. Pleasure."


  1. It looks like an amazing place to stay. What was your favorite thing about visiting Istanbul? I'd love to go someday.

  2. Hands down, the Hagia Sophia. Incredible work of architecture and art.