In a week's time, Wesley and I will be embarking on an adventure to Turkey. I am hoping to get some good photographs of street traders and people going about their daily lives in the bazaars and souks. Istanbul (originally the Byzantine capital Constantinople) has always been a treasure trove of cultures and religions. We are lucky enough to be visiting the city with the South Midlands Museums Federation, and will be exploring the city's museums and sites with like-minded people. It will give us a fascinating insight into the lives of people from the archaeological past to the present day and their culture, art, architecture, food and beliefs etc.
I am really looking forward to sampling the traditional food of Turkey - my only experience is at a lovely Turkish restaurant in Brick Lane and one in Marylebone. I am hoping to stock up on Turkish Delight - I seem to be the only one who likes it - all the more for me!