i had a night in istanbul. due to hurricane sandy i now have an extra one, maybe 2 or 3, in a marriott with all meals paid for by turkish airlines. i may be whirling like a dervis upon’st my return.
last night i talked with a syrian exile who was imploring me for my government to do more to aid the rebels against Bashir. Then i drank with a south korean engineer and turkish architect. then i drank together with 2 english blokes, a swiss dude and his turkish girlfriend, and a crazy gypsy lady who FREAKED OUT when someone took her picture.