This just in -- so awesome! We live two blocks up the street from the former residence of acclaimed author and Nobel Laureate, Orhan Pamuk. I read his book, Istanbul, in preparation for this trip and it was a wonderful window into the city and the huzun (Turkish for "melancholy") of its inhabitants. I was totally enthralled by this old apartment building, knowing that the great writer lived in that very spot at one point . . . and wrote much about this neighborhood.


  1. wow! i'm so jealous! i love his writing! i came across your blog while reading your boarding pass and have been devouring the recent istanbul posts. i've been thinking about relocating and trying to decide where - turkey is definitely on my list!

  2. You just missed him! He's in Goa now..Check this out: