M., age 12 left this Message at 1:03 P.M. on 4/11/19
Wow! I just got back last night from the 16th-century Ottoman Empire. Talk about vast! It was so big that there was a full week's time difference from one end to the next! (But I could be imagining things. I think the time warp made me woozy.) I did, however, really enjoy hearing Suleyman's poetry, although his rhyming of "Topkapi" with "strong coffee" was questionable. Of course I more than made up for that with my joke about the Ottoman Flat Tire. (I think they're right when they say that humor doesn't translate.) But I DO recommend taking a steam bath in the Haseki Hurrem Baths. Very relaxing! Unfortunately, I sweated so much, when I came out I was only two feet tall, so that was a bit of a bummer. Catch you on the flip side!