Istanbul Stories 4

We heard music first and then saw a boat in the middle of the Golden Horn with seven figures on it - all dancing and singing.  It was an amazing sight. So full of joy. I just hoped they were coming to shore sometime soon near me.

We heard music first and then saw a boat in the middle of the Golden Horn with seven figures on it - all dancing and singing.  It was an amazing sight. So full of joy. I just hoped they were coming to shore sometime soon near me.

To wander through the park alongside the Golden Horn on a Sunday was one of the highlights of my Istanbul trip. It was there Miguel my translator and I met a family of Syrian refugees, recently arrived in Istanbul. Unfortunately they didn't speak any of the many languages Miguel knows and so our verbal exchange was very basic. But their joie de vivre didn't need any translation, it was incredibly infectious and I happily became their personal photographer for a couple of hours.