Various types of markets (called pazar in Turkish) are a way of life in Turkey. There are permanent markets, like the Kadikoy Pazari (market.) Others,
I strongly favor keeping the old architecture alive, restoration, repurposing, and keeping the texture of cities and towns to the extent possible.
Mina is now 1o years old, time flew and she has become a graceful girl. This year, many things came together and we were able to celebrate first
This post is for my lovely wife, love of my life! Happy belated birthday love. On October 13 we were ready to celebrate Jan's birthday. We spent the
We all went to Kantin for Ergun's birthday on October 12, Oya and Bevan joined us. Semsa Denizsel owns and operates Kantin. She has been featured
On Monday we all went shopping, first to Marks & Spencer and then to a small boutique called Eskil. Binnaz and Ergun wanted to get gifts for the
The next couple of days in Istanbul after we arrived on October 6 had delightful weather which gave us the chance to enjoy the garden, relax, and then
Jan and I are in Istanbul, visiting family and friends. In less than a week, Elif and Mina will arrive to spend the rest of our time together. I felt
There is a Turkish song, "I don't like Istanbul at all anymore" in which a lover laments the lost love. And that reflects my current state of mind.