Thursday, June 17, 2010

Hitting the Shade in Byzantium

The last week our weather has been near a 100' every day with the humidity in the upper 60's. At night our temps haven't broken below 84'.
We are still without DSL and typing with my thumbs stems the flow.
We are heading to ground anywhere we can find shade. That's the latest via my cell from the Far Side of the World.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Its cherry season in Istanbul. Today we scored at a little over a dollar a pound.
Giddy Up.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Familiar Life

I was lucky enough to find net access via my cell a day or two ago. Our WiFi is still a week or two away from getting activated...mostly due to my stubborness at wanting to navigate the red tape on my own.
Mustafa was out early today washing down the sidewalk and the splashing of water along with horns, diesel engines and grinding of gears woke me up with a smile...I love this place.
We have been getting unpacked in the midst of lots of visiting. We were informed by Gulten, my Turkish mother, that our calendar is full until December.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Osmanli Kultur...the Culture of the Ottomans

Stanley waiting for Erhan Bey to make his favorite dish

We are up to our necks in love and Osmanli food. In just the few hours we have been on the ground....we have touched base, had tea or eaten a meal with 37 neighbors and friends.
Today,our 25th anniversary....we had just 5 minutes to ourselves before there were invitations for cay and khave by friends who had been keeping track of the days since we left 452 days ago.
We will stay close to this community for the next few months,,.,

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

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