Monthly Archives: September 2014

Istanbul 4. Being the Tourist -Dolmabahçe Palace.

There comes a point in every city visit when you get the confidence to jump in a taxi and know where you’re going. Once I have my bearings I can tell if the driver of the said automotive hack will … Continue reading

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Tasha – now is the Autumn of our days.

“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run; To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees, And fill all fruit … Continue reading

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A sunny day in Almaty

Monday afternoon walking through the City. First thing – the girls are so pretty! Mixed feelings at Panfilov Park. The Cathedral shone down on me – look at this. Great to have caught the reflection from the Cross just at … Continue reading

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Istanbul 3. Notes from a bar at Sultanahmet.

The old dog wandered wondering. What was he hoping for as he dodged across the road, avoiding cars, crazy motorcyclists and trams? Perhaps a tasty snack from the waiters at the Barron Ottoman? They stroked him. The kebab man cut, … Continue reading

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I love Kazakhstan

Well I have been living here in Almaty since January and it is a beautiful place. It has the second best prettiest women in the world – Liverpool Judy’s always win. But I have to laugh at some of the … Continue reading

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Eye opening drinks…

Sometimes things just don’t seem right. Interesting Orange Juice I just bought in Kazakhstan… Apparently the Russian says “First Hand Quality”

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Istanbul 2. Reflections and an Introduction to Rumi.

I think a hangover makes jet-lag so much easier to bear. Eventually I arose Monday morning and decided to do the tourist bit, so headed to the City centre in one of the many millions of taxis that constantly patrol … Continue reading

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