Monthly Archives: July 2012

Behind the Counter: Learning How to Make Ramadan Bread

A metal mixing vat was already in operation when we entered the back of the bakery, grinding in slow rotation against a solid stone base. I peered inside. Clumps of flour and water merged together stubbornly, giving way to the … Continue reading

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Handing out Free Dinners at Istanbul’s Gallata Tower

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Why I Feel Uncomfortable in Istanbul

  The Pera Marmara is one of the nicest hotels in Istanbul. At 17 stories, and perched atop the steep Beyoglu district, the Marmara hotel boasts one of the most privileged vantage points in the city. I dressed up for … Continue reading

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Cats and Kebabs in Istanbul

After our original video, you helped us to 50 and 100 additional facebook likes, so we’re saying thanks by helping out some others here in Istanbul.

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The Dog that Stuck With Me

In Serbia, I was chased by dogs about three times a day. Sometimes by a single mutt, sometimes an entire pack. But every time, you can bet it was an exhilarating experience. Seeing stray dogs stream in from out of … Continue reading

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