Istanbul is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. There’s something magical about this intriguing city that one can’t quite explain. But for some reason it was meant to be a part of my destiny. It began with a two-night layover in 2019. At the time I didn’t know where to find Turkey … Continue reading Kismet? Or folly?
You must think I'm crazy. Maybe you're right. Some authors will do anything for authenticity. I'm not one of them! However, I do believe in destiny. In 2019 I sold everything I owned in Mexico and bought a series of one-way airline tickets with no return destination. I'm not sure how I became so brave … Continue reading Over 15 Daesh terror suspects apprehended in Istanbul
NEWS NOW: CNN REPORTS. I received several emails and What'sApp messages cautioning me to be careful because I'm currently in Istanbul. I appreciate your love and concern. But here's my challenge. Can someone please explain what an "American" looks like? It's would be a laughable situation if we didn't live in such tumultuous times. An … Continue reading My first thoughts about an imminent terrorist attack in Istanbul!
One must start the day off at Starbucks, and yes, Cats are revered in Turkey, in the Islam religion, so this beauty was saying hello to everyone before she went on her independent Christmas Eve day. I sent Santa this above message and followed it up with the one below, because last year I was … Continue reading Christmas Eve (for an non-traditional girl) in Istanbul. A photoblog
How I ended up in this city is pure serendipity. But here I am and I LOVE it. Everyday I learn more and more. 17M people live here, but it feels like any other city in the world, only more historical and beautiful. Let me tell you why I love it.You walk amongst historical sites … Continue reading Reasons why Istanbul should be #1 on your Bucket List