City of the World’s Desire

We can all wax sentimental and nostalgic when the right concoction of mood and emotion hit us…However, living in Istanbul is kind of like a “just add water” recipe for enchanting and bewitching evenings…and, we have plenty of water.

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Summer is here, the days are warm and the evenings are delicious. If you are a local you may not appreciate the full impact of a summer evening in Istanbul. When you have only known paradise, it’s hard to imagine anything less. But even to this Southern Californian who grew up on the beach in San Diego…these are evenings to remember.
The smells of blossoms and sea, smoke from grilling kebaps and cigarettes, the views of a late evening sky, sidewalks, and cafes full of locals, are a potent potion for romance and nostalgia. What a City! It’s not hard to figure out why it has been called “The City of the World’s Desire”. Worried about me?….it’ll pass…(I’ve used up all my emotional chits for this year).

3 Comments so far

  1. Beverly Hamel (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2006 @ 4:43 am

    We wait on pins and needles for a letter from you lately. Our love is deep and our thoughts are with you.


  2. Stan Steward (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2006 @ 6:37 am

    Hey There!

    Thanks for keeping in touch!


  3. Bulent Guzelkan (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 10:14 pm

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