Browsing All posts tagged under »Istanbul«

The Lost, the Misplaced, and the Other Stuff

September 22, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane, like a lot of red-blooded, tax-fearing Americans, spends her days losing a lot of stuff.  Much of this is actually misplaced, rather than lost. There is a fine, but important, distinction between the two.  Here is a handy chart to know the difference: The following are items that usually get […]

A Turkish Shower

September 12, 2017

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Let Life in the Boomer Lane start by saying that, during her recent trip to Istanbul, she spent a lot of time glued to CNN International, keeping track of Irma. Her son, various friends, and other family members were impacted. But, at some point, LBL did need to address personal hygiene take a shower.  She […]

Istanbul: Hosgeldiniz!

September 14, 2012

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If you want to experience a place where numerous great civilizations have left their mark for thousands of years, go to Istanbul. If you want to see the only city in the world that straddles both Europe and Asia, go to Istanbul. If you want to experience the energy and the chaos of a city […]

The Perfect Recipe for Turkey

August 30, 2012

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Set timer for 12PM today.  Mix the following ingredients: one Now Husband (preferably Turkish speaking), two sons, two daughters-in-law, one daughter, two grandsons. Add Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Bodrum. Season with love, laughter, great food, amazing sights, and one hot air balloon ride.  Will last unrefrigerated for 12 days.  Enjoy. Serves 9.

A Wedding in Istanbul

September 28, 2010

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Now Husband went to his cousin’s daughter’s wedding last month in Istanbul.  It was held at an old palace in the heart of the city.  The remains of the ancient exterior had been preserved, and the interior was rebuilt for celebrations such as this.  It was a new building within the remains of an old building.  The event was […]

Wearing A Sailboat to A Turkish Wedding

August 26, 2010

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My husband Dan is about to leave for a month: two weeks in Turkey and two weeks on Rhodes in Greece.  In Istanbul, he will be celebrating the wedding of his cousin’s daughter.  It will be a huge, gala affair.  Black tie.  No “optional.”  Held in a palace.  Seriously.  On Rhodes, he will be staying […]