Touristanbul

A long layover in an airport has always been a pain during the past few years of traveling between Czech Republic and Malaysia. This year while taking Turkish Airlines from Singapore to Prague we discovered the free walking tour in Istanbul provided by Turkish Airlines for passengers with long waiting hours (6 to 24 hours) at Atarturk Airport. 

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A four-legged old friend

 

She came to our family when I barely knew anything about dogs, when I had no idea I would come to be captured by those innocent eyes and that I would one day shed my tears at the news of her near-death illness.

We all know that if God-willing, we humans will live longer than our pet dogs, but it still came as a shock when I got the news of her being very sick due to a viral infection that got her into a sepsis. She’s not exactly “my” dog. She’s my cousin’s. But we live close enough to let this beautiful dog become one of the first two dogs that came into my life (the other being Honey). When I received the news, I prayed for her. Thank God she survived the illness and is now recovering.

If she understands me, I’d thank her for opening up my heart to this beautiful species and giving me the chance to feel the warmth in my heart when I see the cuteness in them 🙂 I’ll repay this with a few more strokes on her belly and neck, which she always asks for with a pat on my hand with her paws.