Elveda Türkiye

Trip Start Sep 18, 2010
Trip End Jul 27, 2011

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Where I stayed
Second Home Hostel Istanbul
Read my review - 5/5 stars

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

With my overnight bus ride I get back to Istanbul by sunrise. Again. In my dozy stage, I take the wrong turn, because I can't distinguish all the mosques and find myself discovering Istanbul in the peaceful, early morning hours. I decide to go with the flow and enjoy an hour and a half walk around town and along the Bosphorus waterfront. Beautiful!

Getting back to the hostel, I move to a dorm, because Manu had to go back to Beirut early for another story she is to write. I remember the silly giggly state we were in before I went to Kappadokia. We couldn't stop reading out loud street signs, because we find the language so amusing. So rather than write another lengthy report, I will leave you with an excerpt of Turkish language (a poem about Istanbul) and more photos of this magical city :)

TüKamyonlar kavun taşır ve ben Boyuna onu düşünürdüm, 
Kamyonlar kavun taşır ve ben 
Boyuna onu düşünürdüm, 
Niksar'da evimizdeyken 
Küçük bir serçe kadar hürdüm

Sonra âlem değişiverdi 
Ayrı su, ayrı hava, ayrı toprak. 
Sonra âlem değişiverdi 
Ayrı su, ayrı hava, ayrı toprak. 
Mevsimler ne çabuk geçiverdi 
Unutmak, unutmak, unutmak. 

Anladım bu şehir başkadır 
Herkes beni aldattı gitti, 
Anladım bu şehir başkadır 
Herkes beni aldattı gitti, 
Yine kamyonlar kavun taşır 

Fakat içimde şarkı bitti. 
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