In October we took a trip to Turkey to meet up with some of Tom’s family. No, it’s not very close to Mongolia or the US, but, when you are half way around the world in a country without many direct flights out, Turkey becomes convenient. Plus, with a family member in London, it seems like more of a reasonable meeting point.
Tom and I spent a few nights in Istanbul and then flew to the Mediterranean coast where we met up with his mother and sister. We absolutely loved Turkey. It was really easy to get around, people were so nice, the food was great, the weather was perfect, and everything was beautiful and green. I will forever be longing for kaymak for breakfast.
Istanbul itself was wonderful — there is so much history in the city and it has such great neighborhoods. We took so many more pictures of the historic sites and architecture, you can see them here. I could spend weeks just exploring Istanbul, so if anyone else wants to rendezvous in Turkey let me know.