Thursday, July 5, 2012

Me on a donkey and castle walls in Turkey


Here is a change of pace for my blog: two photos from my college days in Turkey.
One is of me riding a donkey to a picnic spot on the Island of Buyukada, near Istanbul.
Turkish college friends created a feast including shish-kebob which they cooked there, feta, olives, sturdy bread, rose petal jam,  borek and baklava for dessert.
The other photo shows a friend standing on the ramparts of Rumeli Hisar, right below our college which is built on the heights of Bebek, in Istanbul. From the college we could look down to see the Rumeli Hisar fortress, and the Bosphorus, a mighty river that runs from the sea through Istanbul.


And oh friends, my new book is available on Amazon at
Scrapbook of Motherhood Firsts: Stories to Celebrate and Wisdom to Bless Moms
Hardcover, full color and less than $12.00; reviewers suggest it as their go to gift for new moms, or for baby showers, or for you.

31 comments:

Mari said...

I love those pictures!

Sr. Ann Marie said...

Terra, thanks for your comment and for following my blog! I love to meet new bloggers and to learn about their interests. I'm also looking forward to receiving my new Karen Kingsbury book from Buttercup!

Amrita said...

Oh wow what an exotic adventure

Casa Mariposa said...

I love Turkey, especially Istanbul. It must have been incredible to have gone to college there. Are you Turkish?

Cottage Tails said...

What a memory for you!!! When I grow up I want to own a donkey.

Love Leanne

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Now I bet that was an amazing trip!
And how cool that you have published a book as well.
Great pics!
Cindy

Daisy said...

These are great pictures, Terra. Congratulations on your book being out too! :)

Terra said...

Hi Casa Mariposa, you asked if I am Turkish, and no, I am American. I chose to study abroad my junior year, and selected Turkey. A great choice.
Hi Cottage Tails, I love donkeys too, and mules and burros. Never owned one, wouldn't that be fun?

lemonverbenalady said...

Here I thought you got out of the country without telling me! Well, you did just a while back! Nice to remember. Thanks for sharing. xxoo Nancy

Crystal Mary said...

What an amazing place to visit. Almost going back in time. Lovely Pics.

Łucja-Maria said...

I welcome you very warmly.
I am writing to you from the distant Polish.
You have a fantastic blog. I am enchanted by him.
Your pictures are great ...!
Lucy-maria

Forty Pound Sack said...

Great photos!!

Kerin said...

What an adventure!!

Love those pictures too :)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Love these photos and I wish you all the very best on your new book, how exciting for you.
I had ideas of writing my memoirs, but decided that I would just write the blog instead of My life Before the Charente!
As a matter of interest how many languages do you speak?
Keep well Diane

Joyful said...

Great photos of your time in Turkey. It sounds like you had a wonderful view of the castle from your college/university.

Pamela said...

Loved seeing the memory pictures. And was delighted to be introduced to your book. A beautiful sheltering gift. I have the perfect person to gift it to.

Maple Lane said...

I love these pictures. Our hairdresser is from Turkey and so these are especially interesting to me. I will be purchasing your book for my nephew and his wife. They will learn the sex of the baby in mid August!

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats on the book release!! :)

Those are awesome pics - what a great experience!

xinex said...

How fun! I have been to Istambul and it's really nice there. I enjoyed the shopping too, bought the big Turkish rug for the dining room....christine

Cindy Adkins said...

What cute photos of you! Would love to visit Turkey one day. Congratulations on your book!!
Hugs, Cindy

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the photos!

Lona said...

That had to be such a wonderful trip. Thanks for dropping by my blog. You have a wonderful weekend. We all are hoping for rain here in Ohio.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How interesting! And I'll go look at your book...I love Amazon! What a wonderful achievement!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

WOW! Your book has great reviews! It really looks good!

Wanda said...

Terra ~

thanks so much for stopping by my blog and your words of encouragement. I love Beth Moore Studies, and I done quite a few of them as student, and as the teacher. A really good way to break the strongholds with Breaking Free was a great study.

My note cards... Actually, I give away more than I sale as I'm just not good a marketing. So mainly friends purchase from me. When I sell they are $2 each plus postage. If you buy 10, I add 2 extra to say thank you. I don't have a catalog, but the range is floral, butterflies, people, jars of clay, etc, etc. If you are interested, email me, and give me an idea of what you like, and I'll email you some pictures to choose from. If I knew how to do it, I guess I could have a website.

Again, thanks so much for coming by.

Wanda said...

Silly me....forgot to tell you how much I enjoyed your post and the picture of you in Turkey. I have a friend that has gone on Mission Trips to Turkey every year now for many years. I've never rode a donkey, but I got bit by one once. Ouch...but that's another story HaHa

Buttercup said...

Love your photo on a donkey. I spent a week in Istanbul a number of years ago and loved it. I'd like to go back and see more of Turkey, especially the coast and biblical sites. Hope you're having a great Sunday!

Angel @ Finding The Inspiring said...

What an exciting adventure that must have been!

Also, congrats on the new book!

And thank you for visiting my little blog party today. :)

Laurie said...

Congratulations on your book Terra, wish I had someone to give it to! Your pictures of Turkey make it another place I'd love to go if I had the money and weren't afraid to fly!

Red Rose Alley said...

Terra, you look so cute riding the donkey! The sites in Turkey must have been wonderful. I have yet to see the world, but I'm so glad my daughters travel. These pictures are so special, true memories for you I can see.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Annesphamily said...

Wow! What an interesting and exotic place to travel!