Iโ€™m back in London! ๐Ÿ˜

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I came back Thursday night. After 2 weeks in 30 degrees, I had bit of a brutal transition to the cold and rain ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Every time I go to Istanbul, it takes me 2-3 days to adjust to the language, the sense of humour, the physical distance you keep with people when you talk, and the politeness / directness balance and so much more. Itโ€™s a whole new download to my system that I upgrade from the last one ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Same happens every time I come back to London. They are two very different worlds and Iโ€™m grateful to be part of both.
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I had a beautiful moment Iโ€™d like to share.
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I love crossing the Bosphorus by boat which is between European and Asian sides of Istanbul. As I did the other day, I went off the boat and I looked around. It was one of those moments where time literally slowed down. I had no thoughts, just silence within me while I was in a very crowded place. I stopped the song I was listening to and took out my earphones. I heard the seagulls, the call to prayer and the sound of the boat. I saw all the people walking around and standing while smoking. I saw the beauty of the city through a new pair of eyes and I felt love for everything I saw. Even the angry Turkish men shouting around ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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There is something very nourishing about connecting with your roots and remembering where you came from. Itโ€™s not a coincidence where you are from originally whether you lived there all your life or never even visited. Thereโ€™s a gift for you there.
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This time around visiting Istanbul was very special which was about all the connections I made and time I spent with people I love. Thank you everyone who were part of this ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
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I feel very nourished by the experiences I had and the emotions I felt โœจ And Iโ€™m ready for the next chapter ๐Ÿค—
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I love you ๐Ÿ’›
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