The last days of Winter in Istanbul
18.02.2008 - 18.02.2008 0 °C
I hope everyone is well and that you are all soaking up the last days of summer. We are revelling in the final days of winter in the Bul and it has decided to go out with a bang! It began snowing on Saturday morning and was still snowing three days later!
We had a great covering of snow everywhere and as Australians we were suitably excited. Everything in Istanbul ground to a halt except for taxis and a few gutsy (or crazy?) delivery drivers. We spent the better part of the morning hanging out our window laying bets on whether or not the crazy people out driving would make it all the way to the top of our street. Most cars had to make the slide of shame back to the bottom which was very amusing. Due to said weather all of our meetings and classes were cancelled so Adam and I had our first official ‘Snow Day’. And for the record, I am a convert! We started the day with a walk to take some photos and enjoy the silence which is rare in Istanbul.
Then, after breakfast we went out with our flatmates and had snowball fights, went sledding, did snow angels and made a snowman. Yep . . just like the movies. . . .it was awesome. . . we finished off with a beautiful walk home then toasted sandwiches and wine for lunch. You can drink wine any time of the day on Snow Days . . . true story.