We're now coming to the end of our last full day in our last city, Rio. We spent a great morning at the Botanical Gardens (photos later, of course), had lunch (goat's cheese quiche with green salad and a glass of beer x 2, please) at the café La Bicyclette and came back to the hotel for the last time.
This meant that we could doing some final work on the Istanbul photos, which ARE NOW ALL POSTED (yay!). Of course, that still leaves Marrakech and Rio, and we'll get to those. The new Istanbul galleries cover our visits to the Topkapi Palace and the Grand Palace Mosaic Museum, plus a "bonus" set of Istanbul photos that we like, but had no other home. Click here to visit the Istanbul galleries.
So, tomorrow afternoon we fly to Sao Paolo and at midnight tomorrow we catch United flight 860 back home to Washington, having gone all the way round the world!
More soon; best wishes to all, D+P