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Biking in Buyukada

Our foray to the Princes Islands had us over the hills and far away from the congested, car ridden pollutant that is Istanbul.

It seems that most of our weekend explorations happen as a result of a failed attempt at an excursion elsewhere. 596 more words


Stuck in Time

Merhaba everyone!

I am having the most surreal experience of all my life here in Istanbul! Our site visits, shopping trips, cinema outings and classes have us running (or rather riding metros, trams, and fünikülers) all over this crazy place. 593 more words

Büyükada Takeover

hill hill hill
fun fun fun

Pieces of Turkey

Last June, on our way back home from teaching in Georgia, a friend and I spent a few days in Istanbul. Unfortunately, a few days wasn’t nearly enough! 1,081 more words


Istanbul, I love you.

Constantinople, Byzantine Empire, and Ottoman Turks: all topics I learned about in grade school. Never would I have imagined that I would one day be standing in the same city that some of the greatest historical events occurred in. 1,259 more words