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Geçmiş olsun “May it be the past”

  “I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything.” – Bill Bryson 2015 was a hard year for me. It meant transition – a big change. They say calm before the storm. My calm was my trip to Turkey, my trip across the Indian ocean and the Mediterranean to this amalgamation of Asian and European cultures. As my plane descended onto Istanbul, I was nervous, excited a mixed bag of emotions. Just as I had expected from the beautiful images captured by my favourite chef Anthony Bourdain. From the glorious food to the majestic Sophia Hagia, hustle and bustle of Istiklal street. Each morning, I would wake up with a kingsize appetite with all the walking and playing tourist during the day. Our lovely hosts treated us each morning with the king size kahvaltı ( breakfast) spread, which consists of the luscious Kaymak which is creamy clotted cheese,  Sucuk a spicy meaty sausage.  Spoilt with an elaborate …