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By buying a first class (cinema) ticket to Murder on the Orient Express, I found myself on a palace on wheels, surrounded by intrigues, stucked in a snowdrift and a dead body in one of the compartments! As Poirot takes the case and starts interrogating the suspects, I waited my turn to come by staring the incredible costumes, art deco fittings, mouth watering food service and jaw dropping jewelry!

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One of the world's biggest diamonds (86 carat; 17 gram, pear shaped) is on display in Topkapi Palace, amongst the ancient treasure chests, books, maces and various other priceless jewelry and no one has a clear idea about how this piece reached to its final destination. 

Legends are still circulating, having become part of the Turkish popular culture and being repeated by tourist guides, and in printed guide books.

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Today nearly half the work force is comprised of women. Do you know what that means? That means women aren’t waiting around for men to give them little boxes! They’re buying them for themselves. And they are wearing those statement pieces and handbags and shoes like the Olympic medals that they’ve been earned. And when you earn something, you prize it, you delight in it, you savor it.

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