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Sunday, April 11, 2010

New York is not forgotten

I just found out, that my entry into the holiday velvet writing competition has been short listed. It's closing on 1st of September, so there is still a long way to go. Here is the link. Sign in to see full entry.

Planet eye is wandering...

and so is vogue. All set for Beirut, ticket bought, hotel booked, now I need to find out how best to visit Baalbeck and the Jeita grotto. Once I'm there I will no doubt sort it out. I'm also happy to be able to practise French again. Got a bit rusty, but as my Arabic is non existent... except 'Thank... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 9, 2010

A hotel with history

The cosy little Medusa Hotel which is close to where I live and also right next door to the Apollo Temple and orcalce which is an important historical site, has a history all of its own. The owner is enthusiastic about helping along Turksih/Greek friendship, something of an issue in Turkey as you... Sign in to see full entry.

Onwards and upwards

There is no remedy to itchy feet (those of compulsive travelers, of course). Taking advantage of Turkey's proximity to so many Middle Eastern countries, I have planned a lot of trips over the course of this year and have just booked the first one. On May 3rd I'm off to Beirut for 3 days. It's only... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Yesterday's outing

I can tell you, I still feel my feet and thighs after all that climbing around in ancient castles and stepping over broken columns. I also felt the need to prop up a column of the 5 still standing in the Athene temple in Priene. I love that complex, it's tiny as far as all the ancient sites in... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A sinful vogue!

What a day that was. I went on a day trip to visit the ancient site of Priene, a temple to Athene and a massive castle in Selcuk. Climbing up and down mountains and around the ruins, taking pictures and gathering tons of material for future articles. I am so tired, I'll sleep like a log tonight. So,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Made the local paper

My, my, going places. I mad the local paper today. I was interviewed about my novel "Sweet Revenge" which is set in Turkey but mostly about the articles I write for planet eye.Here is the picture. It's very, very bad quality becuse it's a copy from a news paper picture which by itself was a bit... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Feast your eyes

I just loved that shop in Istanbul which sells antic kaftans, pillow cases, throws and other treasures, I took plenty of pictures and want to ahare just two mor with you. Can you see what's hanging around there? I think, I fit right in. I would have loved to buy one of these throws for my sofa, if... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

My Easter pictures

The I hope you all have a lovely and peaceful Easter. This being Turkey, there is not much that reminds of Easter, but the weather is so nice and I went for a walk uphill to the Apollo tempel, an ancient site of glorious columns and images of the Medusa, right next door to me, so to speak. There is... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Done it!

A sigh of rlief! My first post for planet eye is up and running. Take a look if you want. Funny thing is, that I don't drink alcohol, but I could snif and swivel wih the best. No rest for the wicked. As I have to write 4 pieces a week, I'm up and running to get the next one done. Therefore, only a... Sign in to see full entry.

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