Shortly after the death of her mother, Australian-born Lisa Morrow left Sydney in 2010 with her partner Kim to settle in Istanbul. Although she had traveled extensively in Turkey, Lisa had to learn to deal with Turkish bureaucracy and cultural differences. Then she had to rush Kim to the hospital and received bad news from home.
“Waiting for the Tulips to Bloom: Adrift in Istanbul” is an engaging memoir of what it’s really like to live in Istanbul. Lisa takes the reader right into the heart of Turkish culture as she deals with the gritty reality of living abroad.