The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Good, the Not-Bad-at-All and the Ugly

Well, I got back from Turkey late Sunday night/early Monday morning, and I'm just now getting back to St. Louis time.

I will post more about the trip on Friday, but I wanted to share a few pictures and observations now.

Turkey is a gorgeous country. I'm not sure what I expected--I think a huge expanse of desert and nothing else--but it was beautiful and green and the ocean was an incredible blue.

We spent a couple of evenings exploring the area. Mt. Ida (also known as the Devil's Footprint) is a beautiful area. At night it was enchanting.

The food was not bad at all. In fact, most of it was delicious. Every day when in Istanbul, I had this omelet. Delicious and spicy...

The ugly side of Turkey is the stray dogs and cats. They're everywhere. On the sidewalk. In the streets. On the shoulder of the highway. In the middle of the highway, terrified and not sure in which direction they should go. In the fields, thirsty and hungry.

I'll post more about my trip and the dogs we rescued on Friday. And speaking of Friday, here's the picture for this Friday's Back-of-the-Book Blurb. (Sorry Val, that you have such little time to write the reviews and the blurb. I'll get back on my normal schedule next week.) 

photo by pixabay


  1. Oh my, the dog in the street made me tear up. I'm so happy you were able to save some precious four-footers from certain death, and look forward to hearing more!


  2. You're back on schedule already? I'm impressed!
    I'm a softie when it comes to critters. It's a wonder I eat meat at all.

  3. Thank you for bringing a bit of Turkey back to us! It's great hearing about the pros and cons of the world we live in. I'm glad you had the opportunity to do such an honorable deed.

  4. Glad you're back, even though you're giving me a short deadline for my next assignment!

  5. Wonderful! Awaiting next installment.

  6. Id like to taste that omelet...sure this trip was invigorating!


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