Saturday, April 18, 2009

You cannot imagine what we did today ...

But I can't really tell you the details of how fabulous it was however ... but I was photographed at work in a doner kitchen .... which was something else but excellent too.

Istanbul has not only opened her arms to us, she's also whole-heartedly embracing this yabanci from yeni zelanda who knows some truly excellent people.


Nihal said...

>> this yabanci from yeni zelanda

Hey loved your new pretty little words:) So wonderful to see how fast you started speaking turkish, perfectly, effectively.

Devam et lutfen, Di:)

Kay said...

I note that you have settled yourself cosily into one of your many faraway nests! Just like the migratory bird that you are. (A petrel perhaps?)

The Antiques Diva™ said...

I'm loving following along with you on your trip to Turkey and am envious that I'm not there with you!!! I was last in Istanbul over 7 or 8 years ago and that indeed has been too long. You've sparked a desire to return!

Di Mackey said...

Nihal, devamedecegim.

I asked for help, as my Turkish is just a few words. Lisen, my American friend is fluent in Turkish and married to one of the nicest Turkish men in the world ... she helped me out here.

We were up at 6.30am and out photographing Istanbul in sunrise mode. It's been heavenly already and it's only 11.54am Sunday.

See why you should never invite me to stay, Kay? I just make myself completely at home ...
A petrel, I must look. Sometimes I worry that there's cuckoo blood in me (not the crazy kind) but it's just the fact that I'm more than happy in the nests of others :)

The antiques here should be enough to bring you back. I spotted an antiques shop near the Grand Bazaar yesterday and thought that both you and Tara would have loved it.

Return, I'm sure you won't regret it.