I’m Lisa Morrow and I’m the person behind this website. I was born in Sydney, Australia and grew up a leafy middle class North Shore suburb. After finishing high school I went to Sydney University but failed to find my niche. I dropped out and in the following years worked in numerous jobs, including as a public servant, cleaner, sales assistant, waitress, bar maid and car counter, before going overseas. Once there I hitchhiked through the UK, travelled in Europe and arrived in Turkey just as the Gulf War was starting. My three months stay in the small central Anatolian village of Göreme changed my life. I spent the following years moving between Australia and Turkey, but made time to go back to university and graduate with a BA Honours Degree in Sociology from Macquarie University. An academic career beckoned but the call to travel was louder. After several false starts I moved to Göztepe on the Asian side of Istanbul.
I’ve released two collections of essays; Inside Out In Istanbul: Making Sense of the City and Exploring Turkish Landscapes: Crossing Inner Boundaries and my most recent release is a travel novel titled Waiting for the Tulips to Bloom: Adrift in Istanbul. In addition I write articles for various international and local media and present a monthly radio segment about Istanbul for San Francisco Turkish Radio. In early 2017 I released an audio tour called Stepping back through Chalcedon: Kadikoy Walk.
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