76 thoughts on “Postcards from Istanbul”

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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 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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