Last week a few friends and I went to Olympos, a small area on the southern coast of Turkey in Antalya Province. We stayed in a hostel filled with fruit trees, lounged on the beach, and swam in the Mediterranean. It is a beautiful place and I know I’ll be back someday.
Istanbul has been fortunate enough to experience 9 days in a row of nothing but warm, sunny days.
I spent a day with friends, eating a kilo of strawberries from our local market and looking out over the Bosphorus.
My roommate made me this delicious cookie!
I had a day off from school for May Day, or Labor Day. This happened, but I was far away from the protests.
A friend and I took a day trip to the beach at Kilyos, located on the northern end of Istanbul on the Black Sea.
I visited Hannah and Ryan for a barbecue. This morning, we walked along the Bosphorus in Sariyer and saw a sailboat race.
Currently: hearing the celebrations for Galatasaray’s Champions Cup win – virtually every car driving by is honking its horn, there are fireworks going off in multiple places in the city, and I’m hearing a lot of chants… “bir, iki, üç, dört!” (one, two three, four – the number of goals Galatasaray scored in this particular game).