Welcome to the diary I kept while travelling for two weeks in Turkey.
Topkapi Palace, the Sunken Cistern and dinner by the Sea of Marmara.
The Blue Mosque, Galata Bridge, crosing the Golden Horn.
The Dolmabahce Palace, alone in Istanbul, a Turkish bath, a train to Ankara.
The Tomb of Ataturk in Ankara, a bus to Cappadocia and a tiny cave room in Goreme.
Clambering among the rock-cut churches of Goreme and an encounter with a mystical tailor.
The underground city of Derinkuyu, a Silk Route caravanserai, a hilltop monastery, and fairy chimneys of rock.
A long trip to Selcuk, the Cathedral of St John, drinking wine on a pension rooftop.
Canakulle, Xerxes and the attacking Persians, me and the attacking street kids.