Catriona Robertson

journeys at home and abroad

Tag Archives: Ottoman

Istanbul

Thoroughly enjoyed Istanbul.  Friendly, upbeat & vast, with multiple layers of history and identity.  It was good to see people from along the Silk Road mixing in with everyone else. … Continue reading

17 March 2015 · 2 Comments

Vienna II

A fab birthday treat – a weekend in Vienna :) This time (last visit was July) I had the brilliant company of my husband (WWI, second hand books, Freud).  I … Continue reading

28 November 2010 · 3 Comments

Vienna

I spent three weeks in Vienna as a teenager in the 70s and loved it: Klimt, the Ringstrasse, Blumen stalls, Cat Stevens tapes and being puzzled that almost everyone wore … Continue reading

27 August 2010 · 1 Comment

Menus and history

Veal seems to be a regular on the menus here.  I”ve been trying to get the simplest possible Bosnian or Balkan time-line together which goes something like Illyrian and other tribes, … Continue reading

5 October 2009 · 4 Comments