Tag Archives: Istanbul

Handling Haggling in the Bazaar

If you’re going to Istanbul to shop, you’ll no doubt be doing a good amount of that shopping in the Grand Bazaar, where finding and haggling for items can be not only frustrating, but mentally and physically exhausting.  The good … Continue reading

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Photo | Cat-nappin

Istanbul, Turkey This little guy was found taking a cat nap on the animal fur seat cover of someone’s motorcycle just outside of a restaurant in Sultanahmet.  Quite a cozy spot, I would probably enjoy it if I were a … Continue reading

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Photo | What It’s All About

Istanbul, Turkey One of the many reasons we all travel, of course, is the multi-cultural interaction.  In a city like Istanbul, where so many people from around the globe come every year, you never know who you’ll end up sitting … Continue reading

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Spending Money Going Nowhere Fast

We’ve all done it, those of us who travel to a new city, and take a taxi in from the airport that is.  We sit in traffic, going nowhere in a cab for like 30 minutes to an hour, only … Continue reading

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Photo | Musicians During Ramadan

Istanbul, Turkey During the holy month of Ramadan, Istanbul is quite a magical city to be in.  Sultanamet lights up every night as the sun sets, when fast is broken, and the people come into the streets for a daily … Continue reading

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Photo | 3.17.11 | Istanbul’s Grand Bazzar

Istanbul, Turkey Walking through the aisles of the Grand Bazzar, turning through a labrynth of sparkling ceramic and glass, passing scarves, carpets, and evil eyes, it’s easy to lose one’s self.  Once you’re ready to leave this worldly good lovers … Continue reading

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Double Knot

A city whose history continues to feed it today, Istanbul’s attractions bring swarms of tourists to Sultanahmet each year, pollinating it with wealth.  I fell in love with its buzzing energy almost immediately; a vibration that made me want more.  … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Day | 3.9.11 | Sun on Hagia Sophia

Istanbul, Turkey Originally built as a Church, later used as a Mosque, and today a museum.  The Hagia Sophia stood as an important site through both Byzantine and Ottoman rule, and the monumental architecture shows signs of each of it’s … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Day | 2.18.11

Istanbul, Turkey One of many vendors in the Spice Bazaar.

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