Girl Meets Bulgaria

Musings of an American expat in Bulgaria (with detours in Utah and Alaska)

Wordless{ish} Wednesday: Quirky Turkey


**Linky Below** Mannequins outside a restaurantFalse storefrontsEvil Eye planterA turkey in Turkey!Istanbul's famous Pudding Shop

The Lale Restaurant (or Pudding Shop, as it’s more commonly called) is a located in the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul.

Wikipedia has this to say, “It became popular in the 1960s as a meeting place for hippies and other travelers on overland route between Europe and India, Nepal, and elsewhere in Asia – the ‘hippie trail’. The restaurant got its colloquial name as a result of “word-of mouth” from numerous foreign travelers that could not remember the name of the eatery but did remember the wide and popular selection of puddings sold there and thus referred to it as the ‘pudding shop’.” The restaurant featured in the book and movie Midnight Express (NOT a movie to watch right before venturing to Turkey!).

A big part of me wishes I had hung out here and then started my own journey to Asia!

(I’ll have proper Istanbul posts up this week, but for now you can check out some photos of my trip on Flickr.)

Happy Wednesday!



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30 thoughts on “Wordless{ish} Wednesday: Quirky Turkey

  1. Gotta love the irony of a turkey in turkey. . .

  2. Quirky Turkey is right! Missed seeing you at Wordless Wednesday Bloggers this week ( Hope you’ll join us!

  3. Those are great pictures = I love the colors!

  4. i love the houses,,the colors are appealing..

    visiting from wordless..mine is up

  5. Such cute pictures! keep up the good work!

  6. i love all the evil eye blue!

  7. Oh wow I would love to go to Turkey! Great pictures, I’d love to see more!

  8. Love a hippie meeting place, I’d check it out!

  9. Love those colored houses!

    • I thought they were adorable! They were weird, though. Like false storefronts or something. I think it was one big building with different colored paint and fake windows to make it look like many different buildings.

  10. Great photos. I love all the colors too.

  11. Love your post title! And those homes that are each a different color are pretty cool 🙂

    Happy WW!

  12. Oh I love this post very much. All the colors are just beautiful and so very interesting. I could get lost in those shops!

    Happy WW!

  13. I loved those colorful buildings in Turkey – they were right near where I stayed!

  14. One of my grandfathers lived in Istanbul for a while when he escaped Russia. I’ve always wanted to go.

  15. I have not been (yet) to Istanbul in Turkey, but I DID go to Tyre when Iwas there… These pics are great, and I will head over to Flickr and hav a more detailed look as well (may even add as a contact!!)!!

    Mines up as well at AussiePomm – In the Navy!!!!

    Have a great day!!

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