*quickly wipes off the dust on the blog*
I know, my blogging schedule sucked pretty much for the last few weeks and I don't feel good about it but I blame the extremely uncomfortably hot weather for my lack of will to move my finger, take photos, edit them, find something nice to write and arrange a blog post. You have no idea how much respect I have for the regular successful bloggers out there because it's serious work and needs being organized and dedicated all the time.
You rule, bloggers!
Anyhoo, I was in İstanbul again last week. A good friend of mine is moving there soon so we needed to make some arrangements and of course, needless to say; I went to see Morrissey. The concert was fantastic and I just adore the man. You should love him too. We were so lucky because Istanbul was melting a day before I arrived but we had a nice breeze and clear skies that evening. Going back to Taksim after the show was a pain though because well, taxi drivers.
Let me tell you something about Istanbul cabbies; they are cruel people. Not in a way that will torture you and lock you up in a cage, but in a way that will not take you in no matter what and wave as they pass by. We could walk back to the square but a friend had a problem with her knee so that was not an option and no taxi would stop by and take us. After one point, I was considering throwing myself on a cab and let it drag me for the rest of the road. Thankfully, after many minutes, an angel in a cabbie vessel took us in and we could go back to the city center with fewer fuss. Thank you 34 TDJ 09! You're a good man.
Istanbul was lovely as always and I miss everything from the narrow lovely streets of Cihangir to the beloved Irish Pub of ours; The James Joyce.
I also bought massive loads of books as always. (Graveyard Book is a must read for everyone in my opinion. Neil Gaiman is a mini god.) Enjoyed my books as I devoured scrambled eggs and bacon (that was pretty much my every meal there, I don't know why but I don't regret it. My cardiovascular system may regret it a little). It was a great trip all over and I'm hoping to do it again soon. Here are a few shots from the trip as always, hope you enjoy. I know I did.