Derik, Mardin Province, Southeastern Turkey
After Job and Viransehir, our Turkish Tulip Trip meandered even more decidedly off the beaten path for one more day. We arrived in Derik, a short jaunt north off the international highway leading along the Syrian border from Urfa to Mardin. Derik is the home of Abit’s mother’s side […]
With tulip leaves on our terrace well up, spring is on its way early here in unseasonably mild Istanbul. We are anticipating our May journey. Turkey has been in global news for some serious reasons already in this New Year, so it’s time for an update!
Closest to home, the disappearance and murder of […]
Blue Mosque January 2012
The 1st of March, Abit’s birthday. An exceptionally snowy winter in Istanbul, spent designing new rugs and home décor, planning 2012 workshops and our spring craft trip east. Living in a visual world of patterns and images instead of words, writing and blogging were set aside for a time, […]
In my grade school spelling bee days, one of my favorite words was “meander”. Another was “Mesopotamia”. Portents at an early age that I’d marry a man from that region and settle with him in the valley where that river flows? Perhaps.
But rather than stay settled, we’ve […]