Tag Archives: Turkey

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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Habits Travel Has Changed – Snacking

Back in 2005 I ate Doritos every day.  Then I went to Denmark, and lived in Copenhagen for 8 weeks.  When I arrived I was first shocked to see 7 Elevens all over the place, just like home.  When I … 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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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 | 2.25.11

Ephesus, Turkey View from the top of the large amphitheater at the famous archeological site.  With Damany speaking in a normal tone at the bottom, I could hear him perfectly.  Beyond the stage of the theater, can be seen the … 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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THE BIRTH OF RARE BEAUTIFUL THINGS

A few hours in Morocco is what did this to us…by “this” I refer to the catching of the travel bug, and an addiction, or need, to interact with different cultures and collect their crafts…to bring home a little piece … Continue reading

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