One of the cities I really want to go back to is Istanbul. I met some friends, two lovely ladies, Güler and Esen, I had made through the internet for the first time in person. We became friends in real life as well. Evrim, my friend who is a teacher of English in the Black Sea region, had come with us to Istanbul for a few days. I met with her brother, his girlfriend and a few friends and also with Esen's family. I also met Güler's teacher of English, Roger: an Englishman who lives in Istanbul. We went to a teagarden several times, smoking a waterpipe while sipping apple tea, eating simit (kind of bread) and chatting. What more can one want.
All my Turkey shots are dedicated to all the lovely people I met in Turkey. I will carry all those moments, the country and the people in my heart forever.
Çok teşekkür ederim.
About the shots: Eminönü is an area that really comes to live at night with all the food stalls where they sell traditionally prepared fish.
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