Spring is finally making it’s presence felt. I spent some time yesterday enjoying the sun and brisk air in Yıldız Park. Thank god there are at least a few green spaces in this city! I also spotted some ‘wildlife’ in the form of magpies, green parrots, crows, squirrels, lizards, and packs of peaceful street dogs sleeping lazily in the grass. I’m looking forward to many more forays into this small island of green and relative quiet!