Browsing All posts tagged under »Turkey«

Everything’s New (One Year Ago Today)

September 3, 2012


Ahdem had started the day telling Andrea and I “You’ll never forget this in your life.” I like to think I have a pretty good memory, and for the things I’m afraid I’ll forget, I’m known to document heavily – too heavily, in some opinions. And in all those stored up memories – good, bad, […]

Unity makes friends.

September 7, 2011


The translation of Bulgaria’s motto, according to our tour guide Dimeter this morning. Fitting, since I’ve been thinking about conversations we’ve had the past few days. With Adam. He asked us about our homes, our towns, our families. Would we one day return to take care of our parents’ house when they age and no […]

It’s not a cup of coffee, but it’ll wake you up.

September 5, 2011


Andrea and I spent last night up on the hill’s platform, chatting under the stars and overlooking the city as the evening call to prayer sounded through the city from the mosque. We made a return this morning.

New heights. Part one.

September 3, 2011


We should have known the next 24 hours were going to be amazing when we sat down for dessert at an outdoor cafe last night, opened our menus, and fireworks started bursting in the background. Only for two minutes, but they definitely happened. I’ve had a string of really, really good days. Upwards in the […]

Everything’s new.

September 3, 2011


Someday, I’ll put this morning into words. Not today, not this week… the only ones I could come up with, moved to tears, laughing at the same time, on the roof of the restaurant we snuck up on to get a better view… “how in the world did I get here.” And I have no […]


September 2, 2011


Well, we made it to Goreme. The trauma tram (think crowded as could be, angry mob + handsy male passenger) got us halfway to the bus station. An unnecessarily-expensive-but-totally-worth- it-for-my-escape-from-said-man taxi got us the second half.An overnight bus took us from Istanbul to Goreme, and I didn’t sleep a wink. Partly because we passed through […]

Sunny days.

August 31, 2011


Twelve-hour bus to Cappadocia tonight. Bus to Ankara this weekend before a Tuesday flight to Sofia, Bulgaria. Having a hard time believing I’ve been in Europe for two weeks, though half the time the thought is “already” and the other half it’s “only.” Either way, all positive thoughts. Every once in awhile, I forget I’m […]


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