Sunday, August 14, 2011


I am a little bit older but probably not much wiser. I spent my birthday in Cologne in Germany with my friend John. It was a special birthday. I’m officially gay years. I did get trashed from too many tequila shots...and did grind with a 28 year old chemist from Dusseldorf. Yes. I still got it.

I’m not where I thought I would be at 35. But when is that the case? We all have life plans...checklists and very few of us end up where we thought we would be. I never thought I would be spending my 35th birthday in Germany dancing to 80s German pop music and downing tequila shots.

If your friends can’t get you drunk...then who can?

I left Italy..a bit fatter (4kgs and counting) filled with amazing experience and more proficient in Italian. I learned the art of doing nothing and living la dolce vita. Germany provided a transition for my return to Turkey.

I am realising that you can do what you want in life. I do not need to settle (well, I will eventually when my savings run out). The world is my home. 85,000 kilometers travelled: Bangkok, London, Istanbul, Brodrum, Rome, Naples, Milan, Torre del Lago, Cologne. Next stops: Istanbul, Ankara, Belgrade, Zurich, New York, Washington, Boston, Chicago, Cape Town, Nairobi, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Bogota....?

I left my heart in Istanbul. I’ve decided to come back to further discover this amazing city. 


  1. Very excited to get a chance to say "hello" in person when your gypsy instincts bring you to Boston this autumn.

  2. Yes you still have it, once you've inhaled a couple of snorts, you're 25 again, couple of snorts myself and I'm 35!