To comply with all the red tape of Italy in order to receive our resident permits, we had to leave the European Union in order to return and have our passports stamped in Italy. (OK, I don't get it either....) In fact we just went to "check in" yesterday at the immigration office with our newly stamped passports and it looks like it will be another year before we even get out residence permits (once again, I don't understand - the 'officials' don't either - so we're in good company). The perk of all this was going to Istanbul. We had just been there in September on our cruise, so it was great to go back and see a couple of the things we missed while there! The pictures above explain it all. It was great to eat food other than pasta! We loved the Turkish, Chinese and Japanese food!!!!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Posted by Blake and Carrie Smith at 10:46 AM