Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Another Journey Coming Soon

Looks like I'll be going to Istanbul for a week.  The song always goes through my head.  But also, mosques, magical cisterns, turkish baths, baklava, islands, golden treasures, dancing, amazing music, drums, seafood, sailing ships, carpets, veils, hats, dark eyes, big smiles, busy streets, dates, eggplant, spices, silk ... a place where many cultures meet, a destination so famous it seems cliche' if a world traveler mentions they've been to Istanbul.  I felt connected to Ireland.  Istanbul will truly be a foreign country for me with very little to internally reference it except what I've read in history books.  (I'm ignoring Hollywood references.  Yuck.)

As per usual I won't say much about it until I get back, for security reasons but also because there's only so much readers can take of the squee and the packing and all that.  Also as usual I'll take lots of photos and do a series on Turkey when I get back.  Wish me luck.


Melissa said...

Hoody Hoo!

Enjoy some Turkish delight while you are there too! Your husband hates it, which probably means that it is deliciously sweet!

Kai Jones said...

Turkey was my mother's favorite place to visit. I hope you have as much fun there as she did.

C.S. said...

And when again are you going?

Kami said...

Roughly the end-ish of September-ish. I'm so excited!