Back in the USA for over a week but my visit to Turkey stays with me.

It’s strange.  A land ancient, dotted with excavations of cities centuries long-gone.  Yet Turkey’s current cities – Adana, Izmir, Istanbul – unexpectedly modern and filled with young people.

Our first night in Istanbul we walked to Taksim Square for coffee and samples of lokum.  Yes, it is Turkish delight.  IMG_1538

With thousands of young adults on a Tuesday night.  Couples on a date, groups of friends walking along Istiklal Avenue.  In cafes, in earnest conversation.



It was a pleasure and inspiring to see the city that night full of young people’s laughter and life.

I enjoyed it.