Sunday, September 26, 2010

Here is your life, Jessie!

Here is my life:
- 10h school
- exaaaams
- work

... every day.

Sunday night (and all others) look like this (if Im not at work):

But it's ok - because I'm counting down. In three months I'm GRADUATING and CEM IS MOVING HERE. That makes it no problem working as hard as possible!

Sunday, September 19, 2010


After returning to Sweden from Turkey sometimes I really laugh at the extreme security regulations here. Like walking home from school the other day, passing a small roadwork on the pavement and a sign 50m before:

"Walkers are requested to the other side of the street"

Compare that to Ankara, where you really wanna watch out where you put your feet!

And me


Me and Mirjam did a photo shot on our way home crossing St Eriksbron, after a couple of sangrias (in my dreams). Mirjam is a great model! ;) Too bad neither of us had our better cameras (but Lightroom can fix a lot!)

Friday night

Had a great friday night (even though i was really sick) with great friends! made my spirits higher after the tough days that were and the tough days to come.

Concentration is high at thrilling Idol audition final!

Tapas dinner with Maria & Mirjam at Mamas and Tapas

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Most of my friends in Istanbul were away for Bayram when I was there, but I was able to meet some, among others Funda - cute and great as ever before!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Buying wine

If you go to the kiosk across the street to buy some snacks and wine will you get the snacks in a normal bag and the alcohol in a black, to prevent other people to see that you are drinking.
Hmm no one could guess why im carrying a black bag...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Bağdat Caddesi

On of Istanbuls worst traffic streets is empty because of Bayram, there is only a ballon seller left.

Ramazan Bayrami

I happened to match my trip to Turkey with Ramazan Bayrami - the big holiday to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Its kind of the Christmas in Turkey. People are free from work in three days and goes to visit their relatives. Children run between the houses celebrating and getting candy or money.

Me and Cem went to Izmit to celebrate with his parents, and we also visited his relatives. According to tradition are you supposed to kiss the elders with a special greeting. I was practicing all way in the car, but of course I was so nervous when the time was in that I made a fool of myself in front of Cems parents and grandparents and did the correct greeting only one of four times. When we were about to leave were we supposed to do it all over again, then it worked better!

During tea drinkning and baklava eating I had a hard time finding anything at all to say (even if it had been in swedish, because I was so nervous), but then I was able to grind out some sentences in turkish about the swedish weather and Cems grandmother was surprised and flattered me "But the girl knows turkish!" (said in turkish of course).

We ate a fantastic dinner at a restaurant, and as usual I felt really bad afterwards, because of the huge amount of food I was able to stuff myself with. We ate the longest pide (turkish pizza) I've ever seen!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


This is my summary from Kaş in pictures. Quite good summary if I might say!


Spent some amazing days in Kas!
Im quite traumatized to be back!
At least im back in Istanbul!

From the plane

Friday, September 3, 2010


Finally! It feels like Im home again!

Most things are the same, but still im having another eyes in seeing things, coming from sweden. Things are really chaotic here. It took us two hours just passing the bridge today. And compare to sweden it looks like all houses are falling apart. And they look like they like they are all placed randomely.

But thats what i love about this city!!!!

Won't be so much updates for some days, because me and Cem are going to Kas tomorrow! :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Turkish breakfasts

Two fantastic breakfasts! The first in Tekirdağ, and the other one in Izmit at Cems parents balcony.