Turkey: Bright Sun, Strong Tea

Last Updated on May 2, 2019

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?)

It’s now available as an ebook for your Apple iPhone, iPador iPod Touch on the iTunes Bookstore. More…

Click here to order the Kindle edition!  

To download the Kindle edition, click here. If you have the free Kindle app on your Android phone or tablet (Nexus, etc.), you can read the Kindle ebook on your device.

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 like that!)

Want to read some of it? Here are excerpts and photos. You can even search the entire book for topics of interest:

Click here to order your autographed copy online (ISBN 0-9767531-0-3, 304 pages, US$15.95), or click here to order the ebook.

It’s not available in your local bookshop. Here’s why.

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 to Turkey.

Here are reviews by Hugh Pope (author and Wall Street Journal correspondant in Turkey), Alan Adasiak (Turkish Daily News), James Dunford-Wood (TravelIntelligence.net),Joan Peterson, author of Eat Smart in Turkey, and Dr Jessie Voigts of Wandering Educators.

Looking back, I’m astounded at how big a part blondeschampagne and tea have in the tale….

By the way, Turkey Travel Planner has lots more info on bright sun (Turkey’s climate) and Turkish tea.

—by Tom Brosnahan

Excerpts of Turkey: Bright Sun, Strong Tea

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