What? Came halfway around the world to hang out at a Starbucks? Flew directly from LA to Antalya arriving a week ago today. Istanbul will have to wait. Had planned to chill on the beach for three or four days and then start walking the Lycian Way. I had put my apartment in Sydney on the market last week and I got my asking price immediately thanks to James at Bresic and Whitney. Poof. There have been papers to sign and fax and arrangements to make over the last couple days. Between paperwork I’ve had a chance to have a look around this city. This is a gorgeous part of the world steeped in history. Spent some time this past week reading up on the history and culture and trying to learn a few words. Hit the migros. Amazing how much one can glean about a place from a trip to the supermarket. Had to pass thru a metal detector for starters.