Saturday, March 26, 2011

Lovely day by the Bosphorus

Have I told you that I loved Istanbul? :) Today`s walk with my friend Tracey at Bebek and Rumeli Hisari.

March 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011


It is almost the end of the skiing season, but for the last time this year I decided to go skiing. We had really great time with my friend in Kartepe!

Kartepe/ Kocaeli
March 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Energy Museum

October 2009

Cats @ Starbucks

October 2009

Parallel world

Hillside Su Hotel
Antalya/ Turkey
October 2009

One more journey

Saying "bye" to the summer

Titanic scene :)
yacht, we traveled with
at the bay
playing scrabble

Marmaris/ Turkey
October 2009

My guests (my old place in Kemerburgaz)

November 2009


One-day trip to Gölcük/ Turkey
November 2009

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Great weekend

On Friday evening I went to newly opened Sapphire to check out the terrace on the top floor. It was a foggy day, so I couldn't see anything at the observation deck, but I really enjoyed the Sky Ride- 4 D simulation of Istanbul ( Strongly recommend to visit it. I had the similar experience in London @ London Eye but I can say that Istanbul's one is better!
On Saturday I went for skiing to Kartepe and had fun there. I missed skiing so much! Hope to get there one more time before season ends.
And yesterday I went to the theater in the darkness in Galata -project supporting blind people and blind photographers project ( I can say that this was an incredible experience, everyone should live once. During first 15 minutes I was extremely disturbed and thought I was having a panic attack (I never had it before). But in a while I started to get use to the darkness and realized that all my senses are much "sharper"-voices, movements, sounds became much more clear. All the objects which produce light were forbidden, so we couldn't even follow the time. In the end I haven't even realized that it had been 2 hour
experience. Difficult to describe, worth "seeing", or better "being".

New concept

Starting from today, I decided to keep only this blog instead of 2 (I had also Turkish one). The content of a Turkish blog will be still available for some time (
Since most of my friends, family and readers speak English, I decided to concentrate on this blog.
So I hope you don't mind that from now on there will be more than just "couple of words", but I promise you there always will be lots of photos!
Also I add new tag "news", so it will be easier for you to navigate around the blog.
So please subscribe, feel comfortable, comment and share your thoughts!
Welcome again to my life!

With love,

Yana Lykhman

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Rahmi Koc Museum

Today was a beautiful day, so I took my friend and we went to the Koc Museum, which I really love. We even saw Mrs. Caroline Koc there with her daughter. So here are some shots and you have opportunity to see my new hair cut ;)
March 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Flowers for the 8th of March

My first trial with a new camera :)

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Phuket, Thailand
March 2011

Flora & Fauna in Phuket

Phuket, Thailand
March 2011