Enjoy this excerpt (Chapter 17: "The Henna Party") from my book, Diary of a Turkish Wedding. ~ ~ ~ In former times, Turkish wedding festivities were drawn-out affairs lasting several days. They began on a Monday with the dispatch of the bridal trousseau to the bridegroom’s house. The procession carrying the trousseau was preceded by large wooden or iron “trees” decorated with cloths, fruits, and flowers. The bridal bath was held the following day (Tuesday), while Wednesday ev
Enjoy this excerpt (it's the Prologue) from my book, Diary of a Turkish Wedding. ~ ~ ~ What in the world do they think they’re doing? My blood boiled with outrage, shock, and dismay as I walked out of the bathroom into my bedroom. How would you feel if you had been traveling for 11 dusty, bumpy hours on a smoke-filled bus, had finally arrived exhausted and sweaty, in the rustic Turkish village of your new in-laws who didn’t speak a word of English (in fact, no one in the whol
"Diary of a Turkish Wedding not only tells the saga of experiencing cultural differences firsthand, but despite a language barrier, the author is intuitively able to understand and respond to the complex family dynamics unfolding around her. For those who have not yet traveled to remote Turkey, this is an eye-opening journey for the reader to journey back in time as the author contrasts their ancient lifestyle and customs with that of modern America."--Tammy O’Connell #bookr
This totally made my day because it was written by a very accomplished man who is half Turkish and half Egyptian. I have known him for years. He bought the books on Amazon. He gives great insight into the mix of cultures and expands on some of the experiences from my book.
Dear Sunni I can't tell you how much I enjoyed the book. It took me a long time to read it because I am in the habit of reading more than one book at the same time. I liked it so much that when I progres
This is an amazing place on planet earth. I have been here and after seeing the photos on line I have decided to return. It's on my bucket list that I have to go hot air ballooning over Capadocia, Turkey. People actually live in these towers and have created caves in what look like termite mounds.....huge.
Read about more adventures in Turkey and the continuing saga of an American in fundamentalist Islamic villages in Turkey in my book Diary of a Turkish Wedding. #Turkey #D