Istanbul
The crossroads of the Middle East, Europe and Africa, Istanbul is a destination like no other.
February 28, 2014 3 Comments

That One Time We Almost Fell For The Istanbul Shoe Shine Scam

We were on a self-guided walking tour of the Golden Horn area when the man approached us.

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February 10, 2014 9 Comments

The Cats That Rule Istanbul

The first one I see is curled up in the lap of a blonde-haired woman smoking shisha at a hookah lounge near the Grand Bazaar.

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January 30, 2014 4 Comments

Executions and Circumcisions in Istanbul’s Blue Mosque

A boy in a feathery white cape and pointed hat darts past me holding a camera in both hands.

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January 20, 2014 19 Comments

Did I Ever Tell You Guys How Greg Proposed?

We were lost.

A dog barked as we accidentally trespassed across the plaza of Istanbul’s Blue Mosque.

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May 6, 2013 0 Comments Yet
Smoking Nargile at Corlulu Ali pasa Medresesi in Istanbul

Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi

Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi is a hookah cafe hidden in a 300-year-old alleyway near Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar.

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March 1, 2013 0 Comments Yet
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24 Hours In Istanbul

Chances are your hotel is in Sultanahmet.

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February 16, 2013 0 Comments Yet
VIDEO: The Call To Prayer, Istanbul

VIDEO: The Call To Prayer, Istanbul

Our apartment in Istanbul was near multiple mosques, each of which played their own ezan, or call to prayer, to summon the faithful at set times during the day.

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January 2, 2011 3 Comments
Istambul, Turkey

Turkish Airlines Airplane Camera

A friend recently asked if she should fly a domestic or international airline for her first trip abroad.

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