Istanbul Says FREE ENES!!!





We just happened to be in Istanbul this week as the Pete Thamel/NCAA created Hullaballoo over our Big Blue Turkish Bro goes into overdrive. With that in mind, we headed out to Aya Sophia and the Sultanahmet Mosque in the Sultanahmet District to grab a couple of photos with our “FREE ENES” sign.

Turkey has been the friendliest country on this years Big Trip through the Middle East. I’ve been here a couple of days now and have been out walking in the city and sightseeing with Unny and Becca. Everyone has been friendly. No scary, angry or freaked out faces staring at us over our clothes or our shoes or our scarves or whatever. People here seem to be Euro oriented and the religious overtones that were so heavy in Jerusalem and Cairo are non-existent here. So far, it’s been a nice stay.

Off to Ephesus and Pammalukke tomorrow. We’ll see the Temple of Artemis which will be awesome as it’s one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Good Times.

Enjoy and hope you have a laugh at our pics.


NCAA! I'm coming for ya!!! FREE ENES or else!!!


Just having fun…

2 comments on “Istanbul Says FREE ENES!!!

  1. These are the best pictures you have submitted in a long time! BIG BLUE MADNESS is Friday night! GO CATS! FREE ENES, PLEASE! NEUTER THAMEL!

  2. WildcatRick Brizendine and I have this friend in the Middle East. If you have ever met a free spirit or a fun loving guy with out many inhibitions, our friend Dave Kaelin aka Dawood kahn fits the category. He is also one of the Kentucky Wildcats’ greatest fans as Rick and I like to think we are.

    Dawood’s companion, Unny, is cute as a button and apparently knows how to get along with Dawood. I would bet anybody they have no boring existence. U go Unny!

    Maybe if Indiana gives UK a good basketball game today, the Indianapolis NCAA people will let Enes play for the Cats this season.

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