back from the the turkish coast

I have returned from the big country to the tiny country with a million thoughts in mind. This morning I was asked what the weather was like in Turkey.  “So nice and sunny,”  I said. “It’s sunny here,” my friend replied. “Yes,” I said, “but I think the sun is frozen.” It’s cold, and upon returning to Armenia, I have one.  A cold, that is.  So, combining that and the fact that I am having trouble getting photos off my camera, I believe it will be a couple days before you see or read anything in the form of recap. …

stranger’s home

(Mom, don’t freak out.) I found a friend on the internet.   Well, Kelly and I found a friend on the internet, through Couch Surfing.  I am, some would say, late on the trend, and while I prefer to stay with an established friend, or heck, even a friend-of-a-friend, the lure of free accomodation and the chance to make a Turkish aquaintance hooked me.  And here I am, typing on his Sava roomate’s computer. Last night, our new friend and his (now our other turkish) friend walked around Istanbul, hopped on rocks by the sea in a wealthy neighborhood where a…

any minute now

I should be asleep.  I’ll be waking up tomorrow at a very early hour, one I’d call unholy except that what could be more holy than a reunion?  I’m not even sure I can sleep because… wait for it… … the reunion is starting in just a few hours. See that friendship displayed above.  That is pure, unadulterated love there, captured in digital form the last time Kelly, Sarah and I were together.  That was Texas.  This time we’re doing things Eurasia style. First things first, this one… … is landing in a matter of hours.  HOURS.  This friend who…