In one short week

I will be in the middle of a 21-hour journey to Istanbul. But I firmly believe the pain of a five-hour flight followed by a five-hour layover followed by an 11-hour flight will fade as soon as we arrive.




I love Turkey already.

Had we not already booked a hotel in Istanbul, we may very well have rented an apartment, which is such a great way to see a city because you have a living room and a kitchen and you can fool yourself into thinking you’re local-like. (Thanks Mike for sending me the link.)

The first photo is by Fatih Guner. The photo of the mosaic museum in Istanbul is by shioshvili. The third photo from this site. I hope the photos I take are half as gorgeous as they are.

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  • Reply hauteworld June 10, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Oh my, I forgot how far away you are from Turkey. Where’s the layover? In any case, I’m sure it will be worth it. Totally envious, though I’m heading somewhere again myself ;-) And I don’t think you can really take a bad shot of a city as culturally rich and beautiful as Istanbul.

  • Reply dreamsequins June 10, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Wow you’re so lucky! I’ve been wanting to go back to Istanbul.

  • Reply Liv June 10, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    so fab. i’m so excited for you!

  • Reply Kelsey June 11, 2009 at 7:38 am

    Hauteworld — this is why I’m so envious of the fact that you live in Paris. Everything’s so close to you. For us, it’s a five-hour flight just to get to Chicago.

    Dreamsequins — you’re so lucky you’ve already been.

    Liv — I doubt the stuff I come back with will be as amazing as all your goodies from Hong Kong, but I’ll do what I can.

  • Reply Susan June 11, 2009 at 9:22 am

    I’ve only heard wonderful things about Turkey … its on my list of places to visit!

    I hope you have loads of fun! :)

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