Tuesday, June 21, 2011

FInal Day Before Big Trip

A little bit of home away from home.. frozen yogurt!!

Loveliest dinner party.
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Princes Islands And the Universal Signs of Brooklyn

Sometimes events are serendipitous or they are meant to be and today was no exception. I got a later start than anticipated but by mid-morning made my way down to the water to hop a ferry to the Princes Islands.. a cluster of isolated land-bits floating out in the Marmara Sea. While waiting on the docks to board the boat I spotted a girl who had Brooklyn written all over her, or Germany. I wasn't sure, the blond hair threw me off a bit. But we had the same sunglasses and she also seemed to be traveling alone so clearly we were a match made in heaven. After an hour on the boat, we arrived at the island that I had every intention of getting off at. I went downstairs and joined the pack of people waiting to disembark. But my blond sunglasses-twin who I hadn't spoken a word to yet was noticeably absent and I realized she was staying on until the next island. Instead of getting off, I decided in a split second to go back upstairs, and sit down in front of her because why not? As clandestinely as possible, I peered over the seats to try to discover what language her guide book was in. I was elated to see English splashed on the pages of her Lonely Planet. Like a jack-in-the-box I popped my head up over my seat and introduced myself..friendly fucking American that I am. Fortunately she was one too. Long story short, she is a fellow Brooklyner and we ended up spending the entire day together, which made this quaint little island where Trotsky hid out all the more lovely.

Moral of the story: stay on the boat and buy sunglasses at H&M. And go to islands.

This picture might look mundane upon first glance... but look more carefully and at close up shot that follows... kitty convention in the leaves.

Princes Islands Part Iki

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