Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Missing Turkey

I have had this post in my head for a while but had not been able to write it down. So I finally decided just to go ahead and do it. We've been in the states for almost 7 months now but sometimes it seems much longer. And it is still hard to believe sometimes that we aren't going back to live. So here are a few things that I am missing...(no particular order)

1. Friends...both Turkish and expats.
2. Walking...we walked as a part of everyday life not just for excercise. I miss walking to the bakkal or pazaar.
3. Beyaz Peynir...I would love to have some beyaz peynir and tomatoes right now with green olives!
4. Walking along the Bosphorus.
5. Ordering groceries online and having them delivered to my house.
6. Hope International.
7. Sunday nights with the gang! and beating everyone at Mexican train! ;)
8. Iskender and Cheese Pide.
9. Seeing the view of the city and the Bosphorus from my living room window.
10. Saying "Hos Geldin" as people come in the door or saying "Afiyet Olsun" as people begin to eat.
11. Going to the pazaar for fresh fruit. I especially miss the cherries this time of year! and I miss the cheap stuff I could buy - clothes, yufka, purses, etc.
12. Riding on hot, over crowded buses for over an hour. Just kidding! I don't miss that!


Ally said...

me too

Greg & Kim said...

It's been over three years for me, and the missing still remains... Thanks for sharing these, Elizabeth!!!

Kevin and Keri Sheckler said...

You are at seven months and I am at seven years and I, too, miss so many things but mostly the people. You know I miss the kuafors.:)

Anonymous said...

all of these people may be fooled by the mexican train statement, but I know who always won...


Ryan, Tara & Owen said...

You forgot to mention how much you miss the lemon cologne, ha ha. It will be 5 years for me at the end of this month, so I have been remembering and missing all of the same things. Thanks for missing with me :)

Rebecca said...

4 1/2 years for me and I miss all those things too and I especially miss riding the ferry across the bosphorous and feeling the breeze and the occasional spray of water!