Category Archives: Istanbul

Istanbul Streetz: Volume 8

We’ve been seeing this panda everywhere.

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Burgazada

Yesterday we visited Burgazada, the last of the Prince’s Island that I hadn’t been to (that are open to the public anyway). It’s the least developed of all the islands and has a beautiful Greek Orthodox church and a wonderful … Continue reading

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Cezveler

Behind the Spice Bazaar.

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Istanbul Streetz: Volume 7

Somewhere behind Galatasaray Lisesi.

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Haliç

My favorite person in my favorite city.

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Istanbul Streetz: Volume 6

Spotted a few blocks from the Galata Tower. 

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Gezi Park Riots in Istanbul

The footage coming out of Istanbul is shocking. My heart is heavy for the city I called home for two years.

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Istanbul Inspired by Monocle

This video does a wonderful job capturing the mystique and potential of Istanbul. It’s also the first time I’ve heard Orhan Pamuk give an interview in English!

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Breakfast at Kale

I finally got to take Julie to Kale for kahvaltı. Everyone I know who has been there agrees: it’s the best Turkish breakfast in Istanbul. We met my friend Çağan, who is finishing his last year at Boğaziçi University,  and we enjoyed catching … Continue reading

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Istanbul Streetz, Vol. 5

Right off Istiklal Caddesi on the Şişhane side. I won’t translate the word “bok” for my more sensitive readers.

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