Last minute decisions are usually pretty grand. Last minute decisions that involve seeing famous musicians like Sting are just flat out grand. My friend Alex and I decided Sunday night to buy tickets to the Monday night Sting Concert here … Continue reading
Chestnuts are delicious and I am now kicking myself for taking forever to getting around to roasting my own. I was always afraid to roast my own. More so I thought it was a weird tradition. I didn’t want to … Continue reading
I came across a great 10 photo gallery while exploring the internet that showcases İstanbul throughout the past decades. İstanbul is a city that has exploded. This term I have a 92 year old professor, who reminds us in basically every course … Continue reading
An amazing urban mapping project I stumbled upon. Check it out for yourself –> HERE!
“Yekpare” is a storyteller which narrates the 8500 year story of Istanbul. The story embraces symbols from Pagans to Roman Empire, from Byzantine Empire to Latin Empire, and finally from Ottoman Empire to Istanbul at the present day.
Haydarpaşa Train Station, with its brilliant architectural forms, is the building on which the story is projected. The connection between middle east to west has been provided by Istanbul and Haydarpaşa since 1906. In the 50’s it served as a door for millions of internal emigrants who have triggered the chaos in Istanbul’s dialectical daily life scenes.The project’s conceptual, political and geographical positioning, the location’s depth of field and the fact that the entire show can be watched from Kadıköy coast; make “Yekpare” a dramatic presentation.
Cheers from the “old city” of Istanbul
What do you get when you have a whole bunch of American exchange students in Turkey during the Thanksgiving holiday? –> An over the top international potluck extravaganza including a 13 lb. turkey, 1o-ish nationalities and 30-ish hungry 20-something year … Continue reading
I went on a tad little hiatus of posting, but I have the best excuse in the whole world. My BEST friend from the good ole days of high school came for a little visit! Yep Tina flew across the … Continue reading
Fall break came earlier for me than it usually does. Back stateside I have fall break during the week of Thanksgiving, but here in Turkey it lined up with Kurban Bayram. A friend and I took a leap of faith … Continue reading
During my Kurban Bayram Holiday there was one thing that I wanted to do –> Go to Fethiye and Paraglide. Not only was I set on this my travel buddy Emily (Gonz) had her heart set on it too. We … Continue reading
Versailles is one of those places that is neither explainable with words or photos. It is more of an experience thing. Our visit to Versailles meant ending a fabulous Euro BackPacking Trip with a bang. We were pretty exhausted after … Continue reading
It’s starting to turn into fall here in Istanbul. Leaves are falling, the rains are coming and the temperatures are hovering in the 60s. My hair tells me that the humidity is still present though…something I am not sure ever … Continue reading