Saturday, June 24, 2006

Sandvik and Soda

We hopped Turk Air 0315 back to Istanbul this morning. And while this was just a 50 minute flight...we had barely stopped climbing when the drink service started up the aisle....followed by another cart with a delightful Turk Hostess asking "Sandvik and Soda"? We got more on this short flight than our Los Angeles to Chicago a few months ago...go figure.
Within an hour of landing we were lugging our backpacks up the stairs and into our apartment in Kadikoy. The neighbors came out to welcome us home and give us our mail. Tomorrow they said they want a "full report" of our travels and time for tea. My buddy at the jep shop kissed my cheeks hello as we headed to the Kebap shop for dinner. It is good to be home.


Anonymous said...

Your neighbors sound more like family than friends!

I am looking forward to hearing about your trip, as well!

Is there a certain time for tea each day? Do the people of Turkey drink more tea than coffee? Is the tea served hot or cold?

I love sweet tea! In Georgia they usually serve tea that has the sugar added while the tea is still hot. Then you drink it cold. I also love the Mango Ice Tea served at Chilis!


Anonymous said...

I'm glad you feel at home and loved there. We miss you like crazy, but it makes us happy that you have good friends and people that care about you as you're a world away from us.
Mom told us you were able to take a dip. That's wonderful. I wish we could have been there to enjoy it with you.
We love you and think of you every day. Shawn does too.

Living, Traveling, and Wandering on the Far Side of the World

Living, Traveling, and Wandering on the Far Side of the World