Thursday, 22 July 2010


this is what you end up doing, if you are a solo traveller :) i clicked this pic on my 1st day in istanbul roaming around in galatasaray- which is on european side, finding my way to the photo exhibition, organised by greenpeace.

my favourite place in turkiye so far, cappadocia. beautiful, mesmerising, +2500 people in the village of goreme where i stayed. this was on my last day in cappadocia while en route on a bike trail in the village called urugup. it was cloudy, rainy, cold and mystic.

this is one of my sweet memories from fethiye and saklient down south in turkey. gozmele- made of fine flour, with spinach and cheese inside, baked on a pan in olive oil.

amidst the hot water springs, cleopatra's antique pool to dip in this is the city of hierapolis. very different from the limestone pools you pass through to reach here and this takes you to a different exploration level. less than a population of 20,000 people this place has way much more to sink in.

finally i met the godess of medussa at selcuk city :) having an alias of medussa since over a decade now it was indeed a pleasant connection!!

my last day back in istanbul and the last pic. sweet memory. a rainy one.

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Wednesday, 21 July 2010

who do you need?

to the four seas and am back,
i started to write and after
contemplating i stopped myself
i realise how it is not only
impossible to write about
my experience in turkey but also
the best of the words may just fall flat
to what it really is
it was all just a dream, just a dream

such a beautiful place and even more
beautiful people

back home and the reality still doesn't hit in
i felt as if i found my connection there
and i am much calmer now, may be because
i left my emotions there
am lost in that world where they call our nation
as hindustan
am almost in desperate need to eat gozmele
but it is not only about these
small little precious things
am craving for a free mind and strength
to free this soul
am under this mystic illusion
where i only witness confusion with the reality
and this universe, which keeps reminding me of its existence
i feel this strong urge to be supreme
at a place where mind and soul meets
where nothing else is meaningful
or relevant and there is no hurt
or a sense of irritation
where i don't demand people
and do away with things
it is pure
it is self
the only, the one

and that power of supreme
is my only need right now