Tag: turkey

(This follows on from my eventful stay in Istanbul — you can read part 1 or part 2 of my Istanbul story, if you want to ‘catch up’! There are photos in this story, towards the end.) After a 3 day stay in Istanbul I said goodbye to the creepy carpet salesmen, the beautiful mosques and ankle-breaking cobbles (Rome was worse on the cobble-front, but only just). I jumped on a rather large commercial jet down to Antalya, the beach…

Read part one from yesterday, before reading on…! Ducking into a side-street I quickly caught my breath. Being a computer geek, it probably comes as no surprise that my muscle tone isn’t fantastic. My fingers, well, they are finely-honed, agile implements capable of typing at 150 words per minute. But my legs and heart? Not so great. Back at university, when I was a little more active, it might’ve been a different story, but now I’m in some dark alley…

Well, the rolling edelweiss-covered hills of Austria are kind of similar to the black, imposing mountains of  Eastern Anatolia, in that they’re both big and mountainous… but I guess the similarities stop there. BUT it is a good title, as I’m going to tell you about the start of my trip to Turkey, which begun in Istanbul: Constantinople, the home of Christianity until ‘The Great Schism’ (a great name) in the 11th century,  when Roman Catholicism split from Eastern Orthodoxy…

It was another dismal day today, so I totally failed at taking some photos. But tomorrow I’m going to write (a small bit) about my trip to Turkey, with some photos to accompany it. I was truly awful at updating my previous journal with details on my travels, hopefully I can make amends — to myself, and to my friends and family — by trying to chronicle a small fraction of what I actually got up to. To keep you…