76 thoughts on “9 Postcards from Istanbul”

  1. You do gad about don’t you! I’ve just caught up with your blog and now you’re in Turkey………….Istanbul would definitely be somewhere I’d like to visit. Looking forward to more posts on Turkey.

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    1. Yes we have moved onto the coastal area. Much warmer I am pleased to report πŸ˜ƒ No jackets required!!

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        1. Yes, we are housesitting in Daylan we flew from Istanbul to Dalaman and hired a car to get us to Daylan. We spent the summer here last year.

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  2. Thanks Jennifer ☺ Yes, I think I will do the postcard format now and again. The Bazaar was huge and if buying jewellery is your thing it’s the place to be.

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  3. Suz, what a fantastic idea to bring this blog in the form of postcards. So creative, interesting and fun to read and look at.

    I once went to Istanbul around this time of the year, thinking it was Turkey, so it should be warm. Hah! Was I in for a surprise. No snow, but verrrrry cold! And, I wasn’t dressed for that. Never again will I be ill-prepared for a city as splendid as Istanbul. Enjoy your next (repeat) house sit!

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    1. Thanks Liesbet for your lovely comment ☺ I do love being creative and blogging is filling that gap. Yes, I think we can blame the beast from the East for making it so cold. We saw the temps before arriving and thought around 15deg high wasn’t too bad!!! Then the wind chill and stomach virus happened! 🀀 We survived to tell another story πŸ˜ƒ Good to be back looking after Tequila and co plus seeing their human parents again. My office on the verandah was most welcome. Not forgetting beach and neighbourhood walks. Hope all’s going well for you both and your mother in law.

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  4. Cool idea on presenting trips around the world. I don’t think I’ve seen a presentation like that on a blog before. Works really well though. A bit like pulling up an album of postcards and browsing over a coffee. Good to see the weather didn’t put you off too!

    It all looks so clean as well, as do many places you seem to visit.

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    1. Thanks, Gary, I just thought a change and something new revives blogger and reader πŸ™‚ Not that I will be using that format too much! Most cities in Europe do seem to be much cleaner than I remember them years ago. The countryside can sometimes be the opposite as transporting rubbish for people who have very little income is not a priority. Plastic usage is a major problem in Turkey, everything is wrapped up in the stuff. It would be great if cloth supermarket bags could be used here. I would certainly buy them.

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      1. They do say a change is as good as a rest! Agreed too, cities see cleanliness to have really upped their game in terms of cleanliness. Here I notice that fades as you move out of them. Sad really, especially with reference to plastics. Huge agenda there now.

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  5. WHat a great way of presenting your blog, I love the postcard style, and the photography is so evocative. Loved this – well done x

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    1. Thanks Gemma. We haven’t sent a postcard for many a year. The cost and sometimes the lack of good mail service is usually my reason. Hence the thought of doing it as a post πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks. We are pleased that we stayed and had a look around though it is not one that we would return too. Too many other places to see πŸ™‚

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  6. I love the Postcards on this post Suzanne, they put an interesting twist on your wanderings 😊 The German fountain looks beautiful & I love the photo of the girls having fun on the tram, glad they decided to ride on the inside 😊

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    1. I am happy to report it is warmer and drier on the coast. Which reminds me time for another walk in the sun πŸ™‚ Bridget, I hope you get to visit Istanbul.

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    1. Nope πŸ™‚ It was challenging and the first city visit we have done for a while that has been so bad weather wise. Oh well, all part of the fun πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks πŸ™‚ I wish our trip had better weather so we could’ve seen Istanbul in a more pleasant light. Having said that we made the most of it and certainly don’t regret going!

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  7. It’s an amazing city. Have you noticed the very prolific Women’s March there this week? The photos of it have been captivating.
    Thanks for another great post; the postcards gave me a smile. I hope to visit soon.

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    1. Heidi, we are no longer there. Down on the coast now. Pleased you enjoyed the post and look forward to your comments on how you enjoyed this unique city. I have a feeling that there will be many more marches happening in Turkey in the next year!

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    1. Thanks Ritu, something new to work on πŸ™‚ I have a feeling that you will enjoy a visit to Istanbul.

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    1. I am glad we didn’t go when it was hot, though it could’ve been a wee bit more warmer πŸ™‚ I can only imagine how more busier and hectic it would be in summer!! Yes, we ate well and as you know it is reasonably cheap to eat out. The fishermen were fun to watch πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Mel, I thought you might like the concept πŸ™‚ It’s going to be something I will carry on doing now and again.

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    1. Perfectly safe April. Even walking past them on the wharf. We have never seen so many people fishing on a wharf, only in Turkey πŸ™‚

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  8. When were you there? We’re in the south of Turkey now, heading up the coast to Istanbul by March 20. We are certainly not planning for snow (we had enough of that in Italy!).

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    1. Hi Coral, hopefully no snow, they usually have it earlier on in the season!! Blame the beast from the east πŸ™‚ We are in Daylan until the second week of April. Have fun!

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        1. We went for a road trip around that coastline last year. Magnificent areas. We loved it. I shall wave out to you on Tuesday πŸ™‚

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