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Turkey. What an amazing, fascinating place. Putting it out on its own, rather than with Europe or Asia, is not meant to make any geopolitical point. From the middle of 2008 Turkey is home.

Istanbul.

Home in Turkey is Beylerbeyi, a suburb of Istanbul, a village on the Asian side of the Bosphorus just north of the first bridge.

The Princes' Islands. Male. Plural. Possessive. Definitely not 'Princess' as in one of the pamphlets I saw recently. The islands are not far from Istanbul, and we took a boat there recently. The tour guide was John Freely, an American who has been in Istanbul for over 40 years.

Sometimes the shipping traffic just has to wait while the sailboats enjoy the Bosphorus.