Turkey photos are up on Flickr

October 10th, 2008 § Comments Off on Turkey photos are up on Flickr § permalink

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Wifi selling carpets… there is no escape!

October 8th, 2008 § Comments Off on Wifi selling carpets… there is no escape! § permalink

A Brief Snapshot of Istanbul

October 4th, 2008 § 1 comment § permalink

The Blue Mosque at Night
View from the rooftop of the Side Hotel & Pension in Sultanahmet

Süleymaniye Mosque
The second largest mosque in Istanbul

The Blue Mosque

View from inside the Aya Sofya

Looking out to the Black Sea (
Bosphorous ferry trip)
View from the Anadolu Kavağı Kalesi Castle ruins

Old and New

View from Ortaköy, a small neighborhood along the Bosphorous river

One of Turkey’s Bazillion Cats

A cute little beggar at one of Anadolu Kavagi’s many fish restaurants (Bosphorous ferry trip)

Shopping for Scarves at the Grand Bazaar

Turkish Coffee

4 lira in the Grand Bazaar

Drinking Raki in Sultanahmet
(our first night)

Smoking Nargile with the Locals
When in Turkey…

Salad with Beans at the Kofte Shop

Beef Kofte & Lamb Sis Kabab

Breakfast from the Bakery

Humus, stuffed peppers, and salad (not pictured: tomato soup)

Mezes at Boncuk on Nevizade Street
White beans, sutffed mussles, aubergine salad, & anchovies (not pictured: topik)

Carin ‘testing’ Me No Speak Turkey

Blue Voyage ~ the food edition

October 4th, 2008 § 3 comments § permalink

I think I must have gained weight with all the delicious food: olive oil, bread, cheese… (not to mention all the wine; our group drank 40 bottles during the week we were on the boat). The food on the gulet was a-m-a-z-i-n-g. At long last, some photos–just a few of the many delicious dishes I had the pleasure of consuming.


Favorite lunch fare

Favorite dinner fare