January

istanbul, turkey

istanbul, turkey

I'm finally (finally!) ready to share more from Turkey, this time from Istanbul.  If you need a little refresher, we spent two months last summer teaching English at a camp for kids located on a university campus on the outskirts of Istanbul.  We had weekends off from work, and packed most of them with sightseeing and eating out in the city (plus two trips further afield to Cappadocia and Ephesus).  In total, we saw and did about 20 different things in Istanbul, not counting our day trips to Büyükada (one of the nearby islands) and Kilyos (a beach and tiny village), both of which I really recommend.  Okay, into the streets of Istanbul we go!

taking stock: january

taking stock: january

Making – my way through our overflowing laundry basket from our three-week trip – at last!

Cooking – last night, vegetable soup – it rained on and off all afternoon so we were definitely in the mood for some cozy soup and bread.