June 2008


From +1 (212)… to +90 (212)…

It’s hard for me to believe that just a week ago I was in New York City, having meetings, working, and standing in line for pizza. Now I’m in Istanbul, exploring history, eating great food, and seeing beautiful buildings.

I’d rather not start listing everything I’m doing because listing it would be boring, and any attempt I make at describing it would be woefully inadequate. There are some photos on my Flickr account, and I’m adding to my “Istanbul and Turkey ‘08” set as I go.

TramThat said, I’m taking full advantage of Istanbul’s public transit system. I took the Metro from the airport to my B&B, which is about a three minute walk from the Metro. From the B&B I’m mostly taking the tram around the city. It’s a few stops from the B&B to the tourist center of the city, where I’ve spent most of my time.

Istanbul’s tram system is quite popular and crowded.

Suffice it to say that I’ve had sex that was less intimate than my tram riding experiences. Really, I had no choice but to rub my ass up on that guy’s crotch—and that muscular arm right in front of my face: it’s reaching for a pole.

Random Thought: It was hard to tell the difference between Thursday and Friday nights in Berlin last week. Thursday night Germany won; Friday night Turkey won. I suspect that Wednesday night, when Germany and Turkey face off, will be chaotic in Berlin. On the other hand, there will be no doubt in Istanbul.

4 comments to From +1 (212)… to +90 (212)…

  • disenchanted


  • B.

    I just spent the past few minutes perusing your photos… they’re gorgeous! Now I know where I want to go on our next vacation: Istanbul.

    Loved the interior shots of the Basilica.

  • today i had a postcard from a café in new york in my mailbox, that has free wireless, is open 7 days a week and having soy milk in their menu…do you know something about it? it also says in the back, that adam will be in weimar in july.

  • @disenchanted: next time you can come with me 🙂

    @B: It’s great here… lots to do and see, but today I hit two museums that were closed. Ooops

    @Chica: maybe you should go visit the coffee shop in person to check it out. I bet it’s very Jewish!