What the other girls drink in the mornings. Turkish coffee. Notorious here. I overheard someone say (thanks Lyle),"If you like caffiene, it's like nectar." They come in teenie little cup and saucers and evidently pack a punch.
What I drink in the mornings. Afternoons, or heck, whenever it's offered. Hot apple tea. It reminds me of the wassle that my English friend makes every New Year's Eve. Minus the rum. And not near as good. The weather has been chilly and damp so far and apple tea seems to make it a wee bit better. This comes in also a teeny container. But a small curvy shaped glass. I see servers carrying these on a tray frequently and very randomly throughout the city. I wonder where they go as they are not in a restaurant!
The food here is quite wonderful so far. I am a very picky eater with a limited palate and I was grateful to find meals here to be a small step in adventure instead of the leap of faith I had feared.
Tea time every day at 4. Be jealous.
Food is clearly the theme today and I feel sure may be repeated again this week but I do want to mention our adventures yesterday and today. We met with the director of the ISTANBUL academic (see me for the Rome summer 2015) study abroad program here in Turkey and she was a wealth of information for not only her program but the "New City" portion of ISTANBUL as well. We received a walking tour that was beyond amazing. Cold rain and all.
Be sure not to miss Nikki's blog posts too, as she is a wonderful writer and is very detailed and articulate with our experiences. She'll even use correct grammar, complete sentences and sometimes uses correct spacing.