Between the stays in Lebanon and Iraq, the General Promoter of the Rosary planned a brief 48 hour halt in Istanbul in Turkey.
This choice was motivated by several reasons.
Firstly, the practical aspect of things: it was actually much easier – and cheaper! – to get to Iraqi Kurdistan from Turkey.
Then there was the need to take a breather, at the end of a beautiful and long expedition… and where better than in a marvellous city!