Day One: Istanbul

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  1. Bob says:

    We didn’t have any problems with overly aggressive shoe-shiners in Cairo. Most of the gee-gaw hawkers at the tourist sites left you alone after 1 or 2 nos. One thing – if you take anyone’s picture, they expect to get paid. – but a couple of pounds (@50 cents when we were there last year) took care of it.

  2. Maxine says:

    Keep enjoying yourself, Lovey.- an “Crew.”
    Wish I had been the one to embroider the table runner used as a shawl in the last picture. So nice.
    If Byron wore sandals, perhaps he could forego shoeshine aggressors…..

  3. kmkat says:

    You took a picture of hand-dyed yarn, you stealth yarn photographer, you — that clothesline full of skeins dyed with natural dyes could be pictured on many a knitter’s blog.

  4. chlost says:

    Sounds wonderful. Sleep will make it even more wonderful tomorrow. Where to next?

    • Jocelyn says:

      One more day in Istanbul; then we fly to Kayseri (Cappadocia) on Saturday morning and have three days staying in the cave home of a friend in our former village of Ortahisar.

      Btw, guess who slept for four hours and is now awake again, feeling strung out?

      This is a very difficult quiz, so don’t feel bad if you didn’t guess it right. The correct answer is “Jocelyn.”

  5. Ann in NJ says:

    Mmmmm, yarn. And yurts, too! I’m a knitter, not a weaver, but those were some yummy colors, and that museum/mosque/everything looks so marvelous! Hope you’re having a fabulous time, despite the lack of sleep. I imagine you will start to feel like you’re caught up the day before you leave and have to change time zones again.

  6. What a day!
    I love these pictures of the rituals and the museum goodies–I’ll likely never get to Turkey, so this brings it to me in a very intimate way.
    Yurt. Just a great word.

  7. lime says:

    my new favorite phrase: abluters abluting

    also, i have worn a turban once but was not offered such a groovy ornament for it.

  8. Magpie says:

    This is sounding like a friggin’ awesome trip. (I’m kind of reading backwards. )

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