The original plan was to go to Istanbul for a few days, then meander back to Budapest via train through either Sofia or Bucharest. But, discretion being the better part of valor, and me not wanting my man-cub to be exposed to dangers unnecessarily, I’m eating the costs of tickets and accommodations. Not a huge amount, only $350 or so, and compared to possibly having “issues” in Turkey, it’s worth it. its also cheaper than the ticket I bought for someone who didn’t go with me to Panama. So, I feel I’m still ahead!