January 5, 2010

Some footage from my trip in Paris during the 2009 Christmas and New Years. I had a wonderful time exploring the city, especially toward the end of my visit. (Click on the word “Paris” below)



Night Life in Istanbul

December 2, 2009

The day seems to start in Istanbul at night. What I mean is that Istanbul has one of the largest up and coming Night Lives. People don’t start coming out until 1-2 in the morning. Recep and I went to the Red Carpet movie primere that he was invited to last night. In order to go to this occasion you needed an expensive suit, and of course I hadn’t packed one. This was my first time in a full suit, I felt like I was in the secret service while we were walking through the city streets on our way to the event. It was an interesting experiance.
I also got word that on December 24 we will be flying to Paris. We will stay there for both Christmas and New Years.


November 29, 2009

I arrived in Istanbul at about midnight, which was near 2pm my time. The Jetleg is killing me so far, but I plan to stay awake all day so I will be exausted by tonight. Then hopefully I will sleep the night through and wake up in the morning full of enery. Last night I was in-and-out of sleep and this morning I feel like it is just aproching bedtime. The rain started the moment my plane landed and has been pouring for the last twelve hours, the first rain in months for Isatnbul, and it is the Portland curse that came with me. Recep was calling me “The Man Who Brought The Rain”. It is so awesome here. Recep has a new apartment right on the Bosperous and it has a wonderfull view of the bridges. Today I plan to rest and maybe go for a wlak around the new neigeberhood.


November 12, 2009


Cameron, originally uploaded by cameronfones.


November 11, 2009

The gold moth did not love him
So, gorgeous, she flew away.
But the gray moth circled the flame
Until the break of day.
And then, with wings like a dead desire,
She fell, fire-caught, into the flame.

-Langston Hughes

Still Here

November 11, 2009

I been scared and battered.
My hopes the wind done scattered.
Snow has friz me,
Sun has baked me,
Looks like between ’em they done
Tried to make me
Stop laughin’, stop lovin’, stop livin’–
But I don’t care!
I’m still here!

-Langston Hughes

Walkers With The Dawn

November 11, 2009

Being walkers with the dawn and morning,
Walkers with the sun and morning,
We are not afraid of night,
Nor days of gloom,
Nor darkness–
Being walkers with the sun and morning.

-Langston Hughes