Here's Emma sitting in front of a space heater in the hotel room. We have been very blessed to be able to stay at "Domino's" a hotel run by a great English couple, Paul and Karen. They have made us feel very welcome as they usually don't have guests during the winter. We more or less have the whole hotel to ourselves most of the time, which is strange, but they're here on weekends running the restaurant and bar for the local English expat community. By the way, Paul is an excellent cook and we've been regulars at the Friday night fish-n-chips dinners. I can't imagine fisn n chips in London could be better, or more accurately, "Brilliant"
It's been a bit colder during the month of January than December, and we keep steadily buying more layers, praying February is warmer and Spring comes soon!
With it being cold and sometimes rainy, we've been spending a lot of time hanging out in the rooms, playing games, going to the neighborhood park, and having fun walking to the market (fantastic fruit & veg) and riding the Dolmus (public buses). Of course, lots of cool shopping sprinkled in there as well.
We're now planning a road trip which may include Istanbul, I can't imagine an easier way to get there or see it. From everyone we've talked to or heard from, it's an experience we shouldn't miss, so we'll keep you posted.
See you soon,