At the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, in the borders of Antalya province, in a river valley near the coast, lie an ancient Lycian city’s ruins: Olympos. It was presumably taking its name from nearby 2375 meters height Mount Olympos (Olympus – Turkish: Tahtalı Dağı, Timber Mountain), one of over twenty mountains with the name Olympos …
I went for a training ride yesterday with two friends. We headed up to the north, and cycled through Black Sea shore. We climbed a lot.
On the European side of Istanbul, just one kilometer away from Maslak, one of the main business districts of the city, there is a lovely place to spend some time in greenery: Emirgan Park. It overlooks the Bosphorus in the suburb of Emirgan. It is one of the largest parks in Istanbul. There are lovely …
Jason Moran’s “Ringing My Phone (Straight Outta Istanbul)” features a sampled phone conversation between a girl (his hostess) and her mother in Turkish.
The winter came early this year in Istanbul. We already started wearing coats. Amazingly, the air is smelling like snow. I remembered the snowy winter of 2012 (the photos below are from January 2012).
Pink Martini gave a wonderful concert in Istanbul on September 28. During the concert, they invited the audiences to the concert stage to dance, three time!
We went for a bicycle ride with a couple of friends to the Asian side of Istanbul. We crossed the Bosphorus by boat. And I took some photos in a beautiful September morning.