School holidays are upon us here in Turkiye which means it’s been incredibly busy in our neck of the woods, so busy that I haven’t had have time to blog! OMG!!
Rather than bore you with our usual drama today I have posted some clues as to our recent whereabouts. Can you guess where we’ve been?
Clue No. 1
This city was once renowned as the most crowded city in the world – in 1502.
Clue No. 2 – Tulips, the symbol of Holland, originated in this city and were sent to Netherlands.
Clue No. 3 – This city has been a noted inspiration for authors from Agatha Christie and Ernest Hemingway to Orhan Pamuk and Abdülhak Sinasi Hisar.
Clue No. 4 – this city was once renowned for having more than 1,400 public toilets!
Final Clue – this city is the only city in the world that straddles two continents: Asia and Europe.
I know, I know. Too easy!
Of course we have been in Istanbul.
As well as visiting our usual haunts we made some new friends (including some fellow bloggers) and, of course, we did a lot of shopping! The most successful part of this trip was what I found in a Carrefour near Taksim Square. BACON!! Yes, bacon! It may have cost 59TL for 4 pieces but damn we had a great breakfast this morning! And I will let you in on a little shame secret – I even licked up the oil from the pan. The look on The Turk’s face said it all – gross!
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