18 Jul 2013
There’s nothing like waking up to the sunrise, but waking up just before it and hearing the call to prayer is pretty special. Thankfully, we had bought some basic breakfast foods the night before, since I am sure no one would have sold us a simit at 5:30am.
The Koska underlay is actually from the bag we got at the baklava store, and I’m bummed that I couldn’t get it to lay perfectly flat. It resisted all glues! But I am still glad that I have it there because it reminds me of our first stroll down İstiklâl Caddesi.
And one more of this crazy beautiful sunrise. Jet lag is sort of a special case, but despite knowing that I will be wrecked by the early afternoon, I love catching the first hours of the day. The day before you is so long and so wide, and you can watch everyone and everything wake up and stretch their limbs and go into motion. It’s the very best consolation prize jet lag can offer.