Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I'm in....

View - Vineyard, Lake, Sky
I'm in....Switzerland, but I'm not staying... I'm just stopping in on my way to... (cue excited music.)


Istanbul

I'm in Switzerland for a while in my company's offices while we work out the details for Istanbul, I don't know yet when I'm going, where I'm staying or how long I'll be there, but I anticipate spending most of the rest of this year and a good part of next year as well.  I'm so excited to explore some place new.

When I started this blog nearly 4 years ago, my goal was to keep a record of my life in Delhi (I regret not having any real record of my two years in Rio.)  I'm excited to get back to the core of that goal and use this blog to record my adventures and discoveries in a new place and culture.  While, I've LOVED having a year at home and I adored last year and its opportunity to live and work in Lexington KY, I'm thrilled to once again be an expat and experience life in Istanbul.

Have you been to Istanbul/Turkey?  I'd love to hear what places I should see and things I should do.  I should have used the past few weeks to do research - but I haven't, I think I was afraid of jinxing things if I got to serious in my planning.

There is really only one song that can go on this post: Istanbul (not Constantinople) - this version is by They Might Be Giants.

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26 comments:

Clinton Painter said...

As soon as I read Istanbul, I started singing this song. I was hoping it is what you would choose. I am very excited to read more of your adventures!

Christianna said...

This is amazing! I can't wait to hear about all of your crazy adventures! Turkey sounds like a dream! A crazy dream, but a dream none the less!

Angie Willis said...

My goodness, you do get around Jamie. What job do you do? Really looking forward to seeing the pictures and I hope you don't get caught up in any earthquakes.

urban muser said...

wow, that's amazing that you are going to istanbul for a while. i haven't been but my dad went last year and loved it. can't wait to see and hear about your adventures.

~Kristina said...

I am so excited for this journey you are embarking on. I can't wait to live vicariously through your stories and lens. Be safe. Cheers!

bethany said...

ISTANBUL?! Really?! Oh my gosh, Jamie...I'm so jealous of all your travels! I can't wait to see what the next few months bring for you as you explore a new place! Travel safely...and post, many, many photos! :)

LeAnne said...

Beautiful images. I've never been to Turkey, but I once dated a Turkish guy for about a year. :) I feel the same regret about not being able to document the time I spent living in Italy as you did in Rio. I'd love to live the expat life once again. Maybe some day.

i.ikeda said...

Ha, I love that song! You know, I might have a couple of acquaintances who can help concerning your question (they're from Turkey). And for the record, I'm so excited for you and living vicariously through you. Wow, what an amazing chance. Have fun!

Tat @ Mum in search said...

That view is just amazing. Enjoy your time in Istanbul, you'll love it!

Nicole said...

Glad you made it safe, but we miss you! I wanted to call you last night, but I couldn't and it was sad.

lisa said...

Jamie, this is amazing!!
I have never been to Istanbul, but I SO look forward to you sharing your journey here.

Shannon@vintagerestyled said...

Amazing! What a great opportunity. I look forward to all the eye candy and your adventures!

Gilding Lilies said...

You really do have such an interesting life! I can't wait for you to share Istanbul with us.

Stampmouse said...

oh WOW exciting can't wait to see all the wonderful photos from this part of the world what an experience. love that song too always have.

Marcie said...

You are so lucky to be able to travel like this. What wonderful images! Enjoy...

Ms. Becky said...

this is going to be exciting for me too - I'm along for the ride and so looking forward to seeing the sights of Istanbul with you. and just a few days ago I was rocking to TMBG! that song gets me out of my chair. happy weekend to you Jamie.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

How exciting! What a gorgeous view in Switzerland. I can't wait to hear about your journey overseas!

Karen said...

You have the most exciting life!!! Can't wait to hear about Istanbul and Turkey. No wonder you were excited.

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Oh wow, Jamie! I don't know what kind of work you do, but it certainly satisfies your wanderlust :)

Bibi said...

Jamie this is great! I'm happy for you to be able to stay in Switzerland for a while and then go to Istanbul, how much I would love to do that!

I've only driven through Switzerland on a field trip in 8th or 9th grade and never been to Istanbul. This looks very interesting! :)

Diana Joy said...

Hi Jamie.....I'm so anxious to see pictures of Istanbul.... you take amazing ones. Have fun, be safe and enjoy.

Anika said...

Wow! How wonderful...looking forward to hearing and seeing all of the new places you will be visiting. Should be an adventure to remember, eh? My father lived there for awhile and his photos are quite spectacular.

blue elephant photography said...

i am so jealous! take me with you!

Dagmar said...

Hi Jamie,
Switzerland and now Turkey...how wonderful for you....We were in Hurricane Utah and thought of you and your place in St George....and now you are in the country where I was born...We are here in AZ. now and .is hot right now..90 yesterday...and lots of kids in costumes....Have a wonderful week..will keep checking in and seeing life as you travel thru your lens!
ox

Sara said...

My husband went to Istanbul a few years ago for work and absolutely loved it. I cannot wait to see your pictures! And yes, every time I think of Istanbul I start singing that stupid song!

iris said...

Oh man, I absolutely love Turkey! Istanbul is lovely! (I really like the atmosphere of Galata Bridge).

Turkey is great for traveling by bus, too. I wrote up a brief summary of all my Turkish bus trips on the blog: http://byov.blogspot.com/2011/07/yolculuklar-turkiyede.html

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