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Cold Rainy Days in Istanbul

Cold Rainy Days in Istanbul

I wanted a couple cold rainy days to do some website chores, not two entire weeks of cold rainy days.

But that is what I got here in Istanbul.

I thought that by traveling south, to a country on the mid-latitude point of the Mediterranean that I could find some sun and some warmth.

I thought wrong.
Wade from Vagabond Journey.com
in Istanbul, Turkey- March 1, 2009
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“The snow comes from Bulgaria,” my Syrian roommate tells me.

I don’t care where it comes from, I just want it to go away.

I have been in a cell of an apartment for the passed week without much desire or inclination to go out into a cold that is wet, and bone-chilling.

I have little difficulties dealing with cold, and I usually love the rain. But the combination of these two forces at the drawn out end of winter are making me antsy.

Rainy, cold weather in Istanbul

But today a miracle happened: I awoke to the sun passing through my bedroom window.

I have been granted one day of sun in Istanbul.

Shooting off two travelogue entries and leaving the computer behind. I am going to enjoy this gift of a day.

Cold Rainy Days in Istanbul

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Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 80 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3165 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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