Breakfast on the roof. Lunch on the street.

That’s how we ate our way through Turkey. Then we’d dance (live music filled every restaurant) and drink raki all night (diluted with water).


My favourite dish was a salad made of finely chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, green peppers, jalapeños and parsley drizzled in olive oil and a light vinegar. At least that’s what I thought was in it.


We’d drink tea with everything. In the shops. At the Blue Mosque. On the beach. Always with a single cube of sugar (I tried to ween myself off sugar for awhile. But I’m too addicted.)


And eat doners in places that were essentially outdoors, but covered.


We’d sit for hours on the benches in front of the Blue Mosque (which was the highlight of the trip for me) eating fresh watermelon and corn on the cob. Washing it all down with more tea.

I could really go for some of that right about now.

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  • Reply Gerri Ward July 15, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Wow! What a delightful adventure!
    p.s. The photos are amazingly captivating!

  • Reply mc July 15, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    who’s the owner of that handsome freckled arm behind the tea?

  • Reply Larissa July 16, 2009 at 9:35 am

    hard to tell here, but the freckles almost look like they blend into a tan

  • Reply lisa July 16, 2009 at 11:01 am

    That sounds like such a relaxing time.

  • Reply j-sni July 16, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    OMG I miss it so much… :(

    Shepherd’s Salad Kels!!

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