Monday, April 9, 2012

Road Trip Recommendation for New Jersey

I was inspired by my evening commute to write a post about what I consider to be one of the most beautiful country roads in New Jersey...

There are some roads that are worth going out of one's way, even taking the longer route if necessary, just for the experience of driving down it; Country Route 537 is one such road.  Whatever the season, whatever the conditions, it always feels like a piece of heaven.  I only use the10 miles between Freehold township and Eatontown in Monmouth County but even that little bit is enough to soothe my soul and give me renewed energy.  The drive goes through Colts Neck township passing large farmsteads, orchards with row upon row of fruit trees and horse farms with five star facilities... for equines.  The biggest appeal of this country road is probably the charm of another era it still has not lost even after so much residential developing.

For anyone in the Tri-State area, interested in taking a nice drive on a beautiful weekend, Rt 537 in Monmouth County offers a nice day-trip with plenty of diversions along the way.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Great Blog for Istanbul GoodEats

I just discovered a very interesting blog that I want to recommend to all food aficionados, Istanbul Eats written by two expats who seem to know what they are talking about.  Istanbul is full of wonderful restaurants but some are more wonderful than others and Ansel Mullins and Yigal Schleifer seem to have discovered some of the great 'not to be missed' ones. 

Looking through their blog has put me in an 'Istanbul State of Mind' so I decided to share my photo album of pictures I took for my Facebook profile, while roaming the streets of Istanbul one beautiful summer day.