Saturday, December 02, 2006

The View to Asia

It is a joy of travel that allows me to run in some incredible places, and the run this morning on the banks of the Bosphorous River saw me running in Europe and looking into Asia, albeight thru very grey and cloudy skies, past palaces that are hundreds of years old and cobbled alleyways.
This must be one of the few places in the world where you could possibly run in two continents, that is if you can get accross a very large and heavily traffic congested bridge.
On any quiet Saturday morning in a city of 15 million people you would expect to see other runners, I saw one other runner out this morning and the universal smile is the same the world over.r
Sometimes it is nice just to have the smile returned and know that you can share your joy with someone else who you might never see again.

1 comment:

Cakmakli said...

I used to live in Istanbul from 1986 to 1988 and while it is indeed a great city to be in, it does not have a large running community. We used to run with some runners from the British Consulate. They would put on hash runs with plenty of beer at the finish. Great Runs.