Sigh. I’m about to leave this wonderful city. And then, to compound it, I have to plunge back into real work, with real students, and grades, and, yes, to a greater degree than ever before, university politics.
I’ve always found the history in Istanbul/Constantinople, and in Turkey more generally, absolutely rich, densely fascinating, stunning even. And I still do. I was impressed this time too, more than on previous visits, with the dynamism of the place, with its economic vibrancy, with the modern cleanliness even of cities remote from Istanbul and the financial centers.
This is a country to watch. Certainly it’s a country to visit.
Posted from Istanbul.