So I’m reading up on Istanbul and trying to get my bearings (as much as one can do from reading a travel guidebook each night before bed) and I run across this, and I quote: Turkish men have a taste for soulful romance delivered with a twinkle in the eye…Enjoy but keep it light…
And if that’s not enough, there’s this: Istanbul is on an earthquake belt and it rumbles regularly. The last major quake was in 1999 where, tragically, roughly 23,000 people died in Greater Istanbul…
I think the first one has me most concerned!
(Mom, don’t read this. And to think you freaked out when you heard I was going to Africa!)
Laurel Lindahl said:
As long as “twinkle” doesn’t actually mean “wink,” I think you’ll probably be able to handle it. haha. Whoa be unto any Turkish man who intermittently winks in a conspiratorial fashion at Jane Shortridge! She don’t cotton to that kind of thing. (Take it from me. I almost got my head bit off once, while suffering from the after-effects of anesthesia, for “winking” at Jane. It turned out, I was only BLINKING, except one half of my face was still paralyzed so one eye would not close.)
I repeat, as a public service to all (and especially to twinkly eyed Turks): JM Shortridge does not like the “conspiratorial wink.” You have been warned, Turkish men!
Damn right, Laurel “Winky” Lindahl.