Since I was in Istanbul for the summer (Husband had a project in Istanbul —he’s working and I’m basically having a long summer vacation), me, my mom and my dad decided to have a three-day getaway. Bozcaada, which is actually the best place to go for such a vacation (beautiful and close to Istanbul), was a little expensive for our taste, so that’s why we went to Gokceada...
Financial Times Travel - Gokceada, Turkey →
“Secret Islands” “Five Mediterranean islands you’ve (probably) never heard of offer the perfect summer escape.” Favignana, Italy Vis, Croatia Tabarca, Spain Gökçeada, Turkey Fourni, Greece
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
I just saw the Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I’ll try to write this review without any spoilers, but it’s actually not that hard to guess how the story goes. It’s not a complicated script, but I wasn’t bored at all which really made me want to see the Planet of the Apes of 1968 —my parents say it’s as good as this one. There were some beautiful details in...
Except for when I was very little and thought that being an...– The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss
A Passage from "The History of Love"
The Birth of Feeling Feelings are not as old as time. Just as there was a first instant when someone rubbed two sticks together to make a spark, there was a first time joy was felt, and a first time for sadness. For a while, new feelings were being invented all the time. Desire was born early, as was regret. When stubbornness was felt for the first time, it started a chain reaction, creating...
Another Passage from "The History of Love"
THERE IS A PHOTOGRAPH OF MY MOTHER THAT NO ONE HAS EVER SEEN: In the fall, my mother went back to England to start university. Her pockets were full of sand from the lowest place on earth. She weighed 104 pounds. There’s a story she sometimes tells about the train ride from Paddington Station to Oxford when she met a photographer who was almost completely blind. He wore dark sunglasses and...
The History of Love
So, here’s the book I’m currently reading. Joanna Goddard of A Cup of Jo -a blog that I love to follow- mentioned that this book was her favorite, and that’s why I decided to give it a try. I’m now halfway through and I cannot say that it is my favorite so far, but the book is written in quite an unusual way. Even though I didn’t necessarily “love” the...
The Graffiti application in Facebook was quite well-known a couple of years ago, and my husband is pretty good at drawing, so here are a couple of graffiti he sketched out for me using the app. (He used to be romantic like this, not anymore!) These are my three favorite childhood cartoon characters.
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.– The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: A Facsimile in Full Color, by William Blake