I am Gordon Smith. The history, the politics, the culture, the economy, the landscape, and the endless variety of eggplant dishes of Turkey have fascinated me since I first visited there in 1985 on my honeymoon with my wife Lisa. My most recent trip was in May-June of 2012, with our eldest son Graham, chronicled in the pages of this blog. I will be returning there again in the fall, this time chaperoned by my younger son Aaron, whose job it will be to make sure that I don’t get tear-gassed or fall off any motor scooters again.
My goal is to write a book about Turkey, and this blog will contain some of the raw material going into it. I hope you will find it interesting, amusing and/or informative, and that you will provide me with your comments. Enjoy.