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May 27, 2012 , 2 Comments

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Nic Freeman. Istanbul’s European Bosphorus shore is so rich with inspiring structures, like the Dolmabahçe Palace and Ortakoy Mosque, that the smaller […]

Daily Wanderlust: Istanbul By Night

May 24, 2012 , 2 Comments

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by Nic Freeman. As the sun sets in an amber haze over the horizon of lego-like buildings and mosque ...

Escape of the Week: Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar

July 27, 2011 , 8 Comments

Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar, also known as Mısır Çarşısı, is one of those attractions visitors should put on their itineraries. Built in the ...

Escape of the Week: A Turkish Camel

July 12, 2011 , 6 Comments

Turkey has some serious bus stops. Like, serious. These huge facilities greet thousands of visitors a day and come complete with restaurants, shops, p ...

  • A love affair with Air-Con
    September 14, 2010 , 3 Comments

    I lived in the desert for four summers. The sweltering hot, Las Vegas desert. When people would tell me it was worse on the East Coast, that at least it [...]

  • All aboard …
    August 20, 2010 , 3 Comments

    It was way too early when I woke up to head to the Fez office to catch my bus. The sun had just risen and the clock hadn’t even pushed [...]

  • Playing tourist in Turkey
    August 19, 2010 , 11 Comments

    The smells … the colors … the people flooding in and out of the ancient Spice Market in Istanbul was overwhelming. After my decidedly non-tourist day watching a movie the [...]

  • Istanbul (not Constantinople)
    August 17, 2010 , 4 Comments

    “Ooooh … Istanbul … so lush,” Gemma had exclaimed before I departed from Spain to Turkey. In my mind, there was something so exotic about Turkey, some mystical, magical place [...]

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