February 19-20 Our second full day in Istanbul was market day. Jakob had promised to cook dinner for Elyse and I that night, so in return we offered to help with the foraging. As we made our way through Istanbul’s crumbling cobblestone streets, we compiled the day’s shopping list: eggs, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, bread, … Continue reading A Good Market Day, a Grand Bazaar, and a Great Cheese Disaster
February 18 Our first full day in Istanbul began with another smorgasbord of food, this time above ground, at an outdoor restaurant just a few steps away from the glistening Bosphorus. Elyse told us it was time to grow-up and order our own food, so we cautiously made our way to the buffet counter, clutching … Continue reading Cats and “Contradictions”
https://www.facebook.com/jakob.kort.5/posts/10158410813710045 If my stories aren't quite enough, here's a quick video my husband put together from the last couple weeks. I think it's one of his best so far!
It was 11:30pm the night before our flight to Istanbul when we realized that we needed a visa to get into Turkey. We both flew into our own variations of panic. Jakob’s expressed as frustration and mine expressed with a grab for the computer and a controlling 'calm down, let me figure this out’ attitude. … Continue reading Istanbul: First Impressions