Turkey: Bright Sun,
Strong Tea, my
humorous travel memoir, tells how
I got involved with Turkey in the
first place (as a US Peace Corps
Volunteer in the 1960s), how I
became a travel writer,
and what it's like to
be one (best job in the world?)
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I wrote the book to be both an entertaining
story (a true one, no less)
as well as a thoughtful introduction
to Turkey, the Turks, and
how to travel there.
I designed the book so that its chapters
are divided into short sub-chapter
sections just right for a
quick read, if that's what you want,
or you can continue and have a longer
full-chapter or get-deep-into-the-book
session. The design makes it good for
reading in episodes on a plane, train,
bus or boat, or while relaxing at
the end of a day of sightseeing.
Dare I suggest it? A paper copy makes a good
gift for anyone planning
a trip to Turkey.
I'm happy to say that reviews
and comments from readers have been
quite positive. (Authors
Want to read some of it? Here
are excerpts and photos.
You can even search
the entire book for topics
here to order your autographed
copy online (ISBN
0-9767531-0-3, 304 pages, US$15.95),
here to order the ebook.
It's not available in your
local bookshop. Here's
You will find it
in bookshops in Turkey: the
book is published in Istanbul (in
English) by Homer
Books (Homer Kitabevi),
Turkey's largest publisher of English-language
books. It's on sale at the Homer
Kitabevi bookshop near Galatasaray
Square, and at other good English-language
bookshops in Istanbul, and other
bookshops throughout Turkey. But you
may want it to read on your flight
Here are reviews by Hugh
Pope (author and Wall
Street Journal correspondant
in Turkey), Alan
Daily News), James
Dunford-Wood (TravelIntelligence.net), Joan
Peterson, author of Eat
Smart in Turkey, and Dr
Jessie Voigts of Wandering
Looking back, I'm astounded at how
big a part blondes, champagne and tea have
in the tale....
By the way, Turkey
Travel Planner has lots
more info on bright sun (Turkey's
climate) and Turkish
—by Tom Brosnahan