Turkish Delights

Stand by for tastes, tales, and tons of Turkish delights!

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18 Responses to Turkish Delights

  1. banaghaisge says:

    Good morning! I just woke to hear your report from Istanbul, and it sounds wonderful. Two of my four boys at various times have been there with their loves and none of them mentioned the smells and the silence! They did go to the impressive catacombs, so I hope you go there, too. Thank you for all your lovely NY reports too, somehow I never realised you had this blog. Hugs from Oz, Jasmine in Newstead.

  2. boxer04 says:

    I heard you talking with Melanie Tait earlier this morning and can’t wait to read the blogs.

  3. Chrissy Hirst says:

    DO visit the “metal church” in Istanbul (take a ferry)! We last drove from Ankara to Istanbul in ’91, during Ramadam! On the Black Sea they let off an old canon to signify the end of day’s fast – we hit the deck!! In another part a drummer did his obvious “thing” @ 3.am to waken all to have breakfast before their fast!! Isn’t it magic to waken to the call to prayer each day? The Turks just luurve Aussies!! Read that poem in Anzac Cove to our & Turkish “fallen” – so moving. Love your work!

    • Chrissy Hirst says:

      DO visit the “metal church” in Istanbul (take a ferry)! We last drove from Ankara to Istanbul in ’91, during Ramadam! On the Black Sea they let off an old canon to signify the end of day’s fast – we hit the deck!! In another part a drummer did his obvious “thing” @ 3.am to waken all to have breakfast before their fast!! Isn’t it magic to waken to the call to prayer each day? The Turks just luurve Aussies!! Read that poem in Anzac Cove to our & Turkish “fallen” – so moving. Love your work!

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    • Thanks for the tip Chrissy – sounds like you had a magic time. We just had the call to prayer now so we are up and off to the ferry – much more welcome than an alarm clock….

  4. Louise Morris says:

    what a treat lying in my bed at 3am this morning listening to you reporting from Istanbul !…..i could smell the jasmine and heady spices you were describing and almost taste the flavour of those scrumptious turkish delights ! enjoy your train trip south and hopefully it will give you time to absorb all the wonderful sights and to catch up on your blog which is eagerly awaited !
    Turkey is now definately on my bucket list ….Kangalou in Coffs Harbour

  5. Chrissy the Presenter says:

    Here we all are in Oz (‘cept Craig the Baker maybe) – awake @ 2-3am? listening to ABC/Rod/Trevor/Tony & “Fitzie”!! (I’m in Hervey Bay Qld)

    • Thanks for listening Chrissy – saw some dolphins in the harbour in Istanbul when we took the ferry from the European to the Asian side. I wonder if they were related to those I saw in Hervey Bay a few years ago….?!

  6. jeff says:

    i am a truck driver and hear your report on a b c 774 and would like to say thanks j j in oz

  7. janet eades says:

    Hi Fitzy, I have a NY question… have you been to the hanging Gardens? Heard a radio programme about them – they sound fascinating. I’m there from June 4 YAY!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/nov/08/highline-new-york-garden-martin

    • Hey Janet- the Hanging Gardens is another name for the High Line on the West side. This is definitely worth visiting. It used to be an elevated train line that went into ruin until being beautifully restored and transformed into a very unique garden above street level. Runs from the Meat Packing district up to 33rd. One of the great things is that the garden features plants that planted themselves during the time of neglect, so the wild plants have come home as it were. NYC awaits you….!

  8. maree lombardo says:

    Fantastic report . I enjoyed it very much & brought back many happy moments of my trip Turkey many years ago as a backpacker, Listen to you on 774.

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