Our Terrace in Istanbul

Our Terrace in Istanbul

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I was in Germany for about a day and a half before I headed back to Frankfurt and hopped on a flight to Istanbul. The nice parts about this flight were one, it was a Lufthansa flight and two, it was only two and a half hours and not nine. Oh, Lufthansa, how I've missed you so... The unfortunate part was that we arrived in the middle of the night and there was a mix-up at the hotel (not entirely unexpected).

The next day, we met up with my girlfriend's sister and her boyfriend - who were coming from Berlin - and a friend of mine who had made the trek from Vancouver only a day or so after I left. This was to be the first leg of her grand European tour. It was weird and cool to see someone from Vancouver in a place as strange and different as Istanbul - as if we'd just met up for coffee. But on the other side of the world.

So, there we sat. On the terrace overlooking Sultanahmet (at least, I think that's Sultanahmet), drinking beer in a muslim country and marvelling at the fact that we were all able to meet up in such a far off land. For me personally, it was strange to have bounced so quickly from Vancouver to Germany to Istanbul and, somehow, not really have any jet lag. Actually, it was just weird to have bounced from Vancouver to Germany to Istanbul.

This was a chance to relax, absorb the change and just enjoy life.

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Camera: NIKON D90
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Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 1/25 sec
Aperture: f 22
ISO: 200
Views: 1883
Taken: 2010-05-29 19:11:26
Posted: 2010-06-09 | 14:33





Our Terrace in Istanbul

Our Terrace in Istanbul

I was in Germany for about a day and a half before I headed back to Frankfurt and hopped on a flight to Istanbul. The nice parts about this flight were one, it was a Lufthansa flight and two, it was only two and a half hours and not nine. Oh, Lufthansa, how I've missed you so... The unfortunate part was that we arrived in the middle of the night and there was a mix-up at the hotel (not entirely unexpected).

The next day, we met up with my girlfriend's sister and her boyfriend - who were coming from Berlin - and a friend of mine who had made the trek from Vancouver only a day or so after I left. This was to be the first leg of her grand European tour. It was weird and cool to see someone from Vancouver in a place as strange and different as Istanbul - as if we'd just met up for coffee. But on the other side of the world.

So, there we sat. On the terrace overlooking Sultanahmet (at least, I think that's Sultanahmet), drinking beer in a muslim country and marvelling at the fact that we were all able to meet up in such a far off land. For me personally, it was strange to have bounced so quickly from Vancouver to Germany to Istanbul and, somehow, not really have any jet lag. Actually, it was just weird to have bounced from Vancouver to Germany to Istanbul.

This was a chance to relax, absorb the change and just enjoy life.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 1/25 sec
Aperture: f 22
ISO: 200
Views: 1883
Taken: 2010-05-29 19:11:26
Posted: 2010-06-09 | 14:33