Send your passport details to the Turkish Jewish Security at least a week before your visit. You will be given an appointment time.
Mehmet’s driver takes me to the Ahrida Synagogue.
I walk to the Jewish Museum, some distance away near the Galata Tower.
The Jewish Museum which I visited two years ago
The short walk to the Ashkenazi Synagogue where I meet Rabbi Aaron Edili
Walking around the Galata area
Across the bridge to the Golden Horn
The Spice Market, the Grand Bazaar and surrounds.
My first visit to a Turkish Bath!
The walk around the Golden Horn, back to Taksim and the Metro to Kanyon
The driver takes me to Mehmet’s place at Kemer Country where I meet my other Turkish second cousins at a barbie.
Ahmet and Pinar – Mehmet’s brother and wife whom I met in 2011.
Cihad and Seda
Haluk and Sena
They were delightful and it was a lovely fun evening.
I discover that Cihad and Seda have a daughter, Selen, doing her post doc in Neuroscience at the UNSW in Sydney.
The next morning – delicious breakfast with Mehmet and Billur before leaving for London