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 available in paperback, and as an ebook. Want to read some of it? Here are excerpts and photos.


To order your paperback autographed copy (304 pages, US$15.95), and for other books by Tom, go to TomBrosnahan.com.

Apple iBook

For your Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch on the iTunes Bookstore click here.

Amazon Kindle

For the Amazon Kindle edition, click here. If you have the free Kindle app on your Android phone or tablet (Nexus, etc.), or on your Apple iPad or iPhone, you can read the Kindle ebook on your device.

What You Get

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, especially a signed copy with an authorinscription of your choice. Just add your desired inscription in the “Message to Seller” field in the online ordering process.

I’m happy to say that reviews and comments from readers have been quite positive. (Authors like that!)

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

Here are reviews by Hugh Pope (author and Wall Street Journalcorrespondant 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.

 Anyone can learn 100 words!

100 Travel Words – Turkish

Foreign-language phrasebooks and lessons promise miracles: Speak a foreign language in only weeks! Possible? No, it takes months or years to learn a foreign language.

But anyone can learn 100 words. You just need to know which 100 words—the 100 Travel Words!— and have them presented in the best possible way for quick and easy learning.

That’s what 100 Travel Words – Turkish does. I’ve researched the fastest, easiest way to learn the 100 most useful travel words and put it all into an ebook. Download it to your smartphone, study one 10-word lesson each day, and in 10 days you’ll be ready to handle the most common travel situations on your trip to Turkey. More…

—by Tom Brosnahan

Excerpts of Turkey: Bright Sun, Strong Tea

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