Early last summer we returned to Turkey for the first time in just over ten years.
Before we arrived we wondered if Istanbul would inspire the same feelings it did the first time we visited in 1998 -- a curious mixture of displacement and centered-ness, strangeness and belonging, that inspired me to take up Turkish and return to Turkey with Dave the next year, and the next.
It did. And it still does. When a place fits, you know it. Just like that.
Görüşürüz, Istanbul. We'll be back. And we'll be looking for a way to make you a bigger part of our lives in the years ahead.
(In the meantime, stay tuned for some overdue posts from Istanbul, the Black Sea, and northern Anatolia.