By: Roxy Schiebergen & Madeline Rhodes
We are the globe rollers. We roll far and wide in search of tasty foreign treats, sandy beaches, mesmerizing architecture, and occasional 30 minute trips to museums. As for the rolling, we are on wheels. One of us by choice and the other by fate.
Allow us to introduce ourselves. Roxy is a 22 year old woman of fierceness. She grew up in Amsterdam and moved to NYC when she was 18. When she was 16 months old, circumstances led her into exploring the world by chair. Wheelchair, that is.
“Hello readers! (AKA mom) We are the globe rollers and we roll the globe. This blog follows our adventures as we roll through Eastern Europe, currently in Istanbul. One of us is a rollerblader and the other is a professional wheelchair-er. We wake up at the crack of 1 pm. We guess we overestimated our fast adjustment to the time zone. Could it be the hills? Cobble stones? Baklava? Who knows… But one thing was clear, we had to start marinating in at least some of the culture before we continued our trip without having set wheel in a mosque or basilica.
So, we got up andd breakfast at our usual convenient spot next door. We came prepared with fruit – as this seems to be a rare, unnecessary commodity among the Turks) -, and asked for toast to compliment our omelets. Asking for the divinity that is ‘toast’ in this country is recommended to every reader planning to visit Turkey anytime soon. To the Turks – at least the Turks at this café – “toast” means grilled cheese, and oh was this an amazing surprise“.
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