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Part I Reunion in Istanbul
When we were planning our trip to the NESA Teachers' Conference in Istanbul, I wrote to the Tohs and the Nemlis on the possibility of reconnecting. To our delight, the connection was a go. Unfortunately, it was Girls Getaway week for them, so we would not see Toh and Sarper, who would be kid caring while the wives would play. On the upside, we would see Monique and Filiz.
Filiz and Sarper are ethnic Turks. Filiz grew up in Bulgaria, ...
... said my thank you's and good byes and was back on my own. This lasted only a few moments when I was greeted by "my prince". He giggled and said I should be dressed in their finest and before I knew it I was in costume head to toe and posing as his royal princess. Teehee maybe my fairy tale will come true. ***music plays and the lights come one - intermission - the final chapters still to be written***. What a great day!
The next day I decided ...
... for us and arranged for him to come and meet us, all seems well. Adil arrives and asks to see our passports, oh, you can fly on Sunday Jenny but Brian can't ??? Apparently Brian has a stamp in his passport which includes the bike and he cannot leave the country unless the bike is stamped out. We arrive at the depot and after a few phone calls, if we leave Brians passport with Adil as well as the bike it will get sorted out and the ...
... 6th century). It holds 27 million gallons of water; clay pipes and aqueducts (some of which are still standing)completed the sophisticated water provision solution for the city. It was quite atmospheric and evokes a mood. They have small concerts in it as the acoustics are terrific. Also the fish in it are huge.
- Haghia Sophia completed 537 is a masterpiece of engineering, not surpassed for a ...
... about all the walking we did that day.
It was such a long day we decided against wandering out to a local restaurant for a final meal in Turkey, choosing instead to simply go to their 14th floor restaurant and bar that overlooks the city. We watched the sunset as we had a celebratory cocktail (or two) and enjoyed one final meal before retiring early because of early morning flights.
It has been quite a trip and we all said we sure were glad we ...