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Another quick taste of İstanbul

I’ve lost track of how times I’ve visited İstanbul, but there’s definitely still more to see.  The goal of this quick weekend trip was to visit Ferda’s brother and his wife, Bektaş and Seda, before they moved to İzmir.  I … Continue reading

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Şanlıurfa, İstanbul, and the homogenization of Turkey

The catalyst for this SE Turkey driving tour was that my parents were coming to Turkey to join an Iran tour in Istanbul.  So after three days in Şanlıurfa, we were off for a few days in Istanbul.  My Dad … Continue reading

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A quick taste of İstanbul

After spending over two years in Turkey, I’ve finally spent a little time in İstanbul.  Julie and I did visit this city for a couple days in 1998, but as I recall, we spent more time dealing with visas for … Continue reading

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A hop across the Atlantic — to Mexico

Five days from Antalya to Mexico City, the magic of air travel. I took an overnight bus from Antalya to Ankara and had the chance to see Sabiha, Banu, and Deniz during my day in Ankara. Very early the next … Continue reading

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