I originally intended to post this call with the title “Tell me a secret”, but then I thought that with the city’s name in the title it would raise more the attention of the target audience: the inhabitants and lovers of Istanbul.
Next week I will go for a few days to the City – eis tan Polin – and I want to ask you to write me about the places that are close to you and you would recommend to me: a hidden little square or courtyard, an old cemetery, a passage, a nice walk from A to B, a café with old Ottoman photographs on the wall, a good bookshop, an eating-house, a closed church and where the key is kept, a place to sit down, a ferry or a tram service to go from terminus to terminus.
From Istanbul I continue my way to Azerbaijan to celebrate Noruz, the spring holiday – the traditional New Year’s feast in the former Persian empire –, and I ask the same question of our readers being or having been there.
As I do not know yet how I will be provided with internet, content provision will be probably also intermittent. I hope I will have the more to tell after I sit back to where I’m sitting right now.