Jack Scott's Reviews > Waiting for the Tulips to Bloom: Adrift in Istanbul
Waiting for the Tulips to Bloom: Adrift in Istanbul
Jack Scott's review
Nov 06, 2015
For nearly a decade, Lisa Morrow had immersed herself in Turkish language and culture. She was not one of those pick and mix expats clinging to the Aegean coast, recreating home abroad and ignoring the realities around them. She understood the contradictions and challenges. She was well-versed and match-fit. So when she decided to move body to where her soul already lay, she expected the journey to be a walk in the park. Yet a permanent move to Istanbul, that great and ancient metropolis spanning two continents, was to prove much harder than she ever imagined. ‘Waiting for the Tulips to Bloom’ is a blisteringly honest account of the assault course she braved along the way. While Lisa’s deep love affair with her adopted land shines brightly through, there is no window dressing, no wool to blur the vision. Did the tulips eventually bloom? Read the book to find out.
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October 14, 2015 – Finished Reading
November 6, 2015 – Shelved