Yep...that's right. Cell phones on Airplane Mode, please! :D
I can't tell you how happy I am. But I'll try :)) Bottom line is: part of our theatre crew is going to the "Black Sea" Int. Theatre Festival in Trabzon, Turkey. It's like a gift, a dream coming true. I've worked for it like 6 months, from the first step...sending the DVD with the theatre play to Turkey (that was selected a couple of months later), till arranging the mini coach to take us form the Istanbul airport to the Old Center of the city(to visit it) and back...
Stay tuned...this is the beginning of a beautiful journey!!
The fact that we had to wake up at about 4.30 am, to be at 6 at the Baia mare Airport for our flight to Bucharest...is not even worth mentioning :)) We were all there...smiling, excited (at least I was)...and with a terrible feeling longing to fly. For me it's a true joy to get out of the country. After we passed the check in area, we all waited patiently to board the little "tractor" that was going to fly us in the heart of Romania...
...our first flight from Baia Mare to Bucharest... :)
Time flew by...and before we knew it, we took our second flight form Bucharest to Istanbul. It was fun to see some of the people in our group saying.." I'll be ok on air "...well, things changed when they didn't knew how to react faster once the plane took off :)) I thought they were going to tear up the front seats, that hard they clenched them :))
Anyways...in the Ataturk Airport, after we left our big luggage at a special office, we got in a mini coach that led us right in the middle of the Old City center of Istanbul. here are some pics I took form the coach of the surroundings.
Turkish cuisine is largely the heritage of Ottoman Cuisine which can be described as a fusion and refinement of Central Asia Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisines Turkish cuisine has in turn influenced those and other neighbour's cuisines, including that of western Europe. The Ottomans fused various culinary traditions of their realm with influences from Middle Eastern cuisines along with traditional Turkish elements from Central Asia (such as yogurt), creating a vast array of specialties - many with strong regional associations. It was a true delight for the eye and not only to see these dishes!
If you wanted to buy a nice carpet...well, Turkey is the finest spot!
a huge type of bread! :)
How nice was this setting...just perfect for sippin' an apple tea or enjoy a hookah (nargileh).
Stay tuned! The journey has just began!