Just a quick greeting from the glorious Aegean coast.
stuffed grape leaves
yogurt wih honey
Green Mosque in Iznik (ancient Nicea)
Lost my wallet at Hagia Sofia and had it returned with every lire intact.
Later, the ING Bank in Istanbul ate my ATM card. Win some, lose some.
We went to Troy today. I can’t believe where I am. Fig trees. Olive groves. Beautiful people with elegant manners and incredible hospitality. Women working in the fields in full hajib. The call to prayer coming from the muzzeins five times a day, haunting and spine-tingling.
I feed some stray dogs outside the Green Mosque and wind up surrounded by a group of curious Turkish school children.
Sun. Mosques everywhere. That enormous red flag.