welcome to my blog. i sold my business in 2012 but i could not stay away. in sept 2013 i reopened the cafe in the 4th and final location. however, due to a series of circumstances, i had to close the cafe for the last time and i left istanbul. however, i hope to write occasional posts about the cafe and about istanbul and turkey as i become inspired. to all the people who came to my cafe and supported it, i give many thanks. i hope visitors to istanbul and turkey enjoy the fabulous places.