This afternoon I was on the tram on my way to Taksim Square in Istanbul. I had a meeting in a place I’d never been to and I had to do something I’ve never done before. I was nervous and focused on the task. I arrived at my location and suddenly, in the midst of … Continue reading It’s all my fault…
A photo-diary of a Creative in Istanbul on New Years Eve I changed my hair color three times this year. Pink, burgundy and now blue! This shot reminds me of an old Flemish painting…. I have no idea why… There is a sense of peace in a city (Istanbul) where the buildings have been around … Continue reading I hope in the end it is a LOVE STORY
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
I LOVE that I am fearless and refuse to live my life the way society dictates. Every morning I find joy in my love of life that has led me to adventures beyond what I ever thought possible. Istanbul 2019 I woke up this morning and hit the yoga mat. I have immense gratitude that at 72 … Continue reading If you play by the rules, you miss all the fun!
We (Cree and Elizabeth Gilbert) are walking through France right now—wandering at our own footpace, following the whims of the day. I want to tell you a story about Cree. Sixteen years ago, right before I took off for my EAT PRAY LOVE journey, I went to say my goodbyes to Cree. She had seen … Continue reading Don’t you love her wisdom?
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
Three years on, July 15 continues to be etched in people's memory REPRINTED THANKS TO: ŞEYMA NAZLI GÜRBÜZ@SeymNazliISTANBULPublished15.07.201900:07Updated15.07.2019 People stand their ground against the tanks of the coup plotters, July 15, 2016. The coup attempt has its place within the Turkish people's minds as one of the most catastrophic days for the country, with some … Continue reading A Coup? What was it like in Istanbul 2016?
Pascha fierce puppy guard dog at my hotel! She's already the size of a small pony. Yes!!!! LOVE the tram system! Clean easy cheap fast. Colorful and Captivating. You were born to stand out! Live. Laugh. Love.
She said what? Girls hanging out. The Boys in Sultanahmet Square. I'd love to take a Turkish coffee with you! Turkish Delights? But of course!! Ohhhh, I'm so tempted. Just one more please! If you would like to know more about my life, and what has inspired me to sell everything and travel the world, … Continue reading Photo Blog 2 Istanbul!
Haga Sofia Where I met my friend... Old meets new built against the walls of the Topkapi Palace 1460 + AD Yes, you must behave in public in this lovely old spot.