Category: Turkey

Turkey: Cruising the Bosphorus

Bosphorus Cruise

Here’s a quickly edited video of a ferry cruise I took on my first day of my Turkey trip, through the Bosphorus, starting from Eminönü in Istanbul and ending at Anadolu Kavağı, which is the last ferry stop on the…

Highlights of Turkey

Pamukkale at dusk

Once you’ve traveled to a place that touches you, you’ve never really left. Close your eyes, imagine yourself being back there, breathing in the particular scent of the place, and there it is. A few weeks after my trip to…

Road Trip Through Turkey

Hot air balloons over Cappadocia

I am somewhere between Konya and Antalya, halfway through my two-week Turkey road trip. It’s been a trip full of good and not-so-great kebabs, museums, ancient caves, and ornate mosques, with a dose of whirling dervishes, evil eyes and hookah…

Day 1 Istanbul: Random Thoughts

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1. “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” ~ Lao Tzu Oh but I really would like to arrive! It takes more than 24 hrs to get to Istanbul from LA. That includes a…