Archive | December, 2011

Life on the Road – Part 1: Reflections on Europe

The world is a vast and uncertain place, and it is impossible to know what secrets it holds for you.  The only certainty, however, is that you won’t be able to unearth any of these truths unless you’re willing to take the initial step and start exploring in the first place.  And just as every […]

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Fairy Chimneys and ATV Rides in Cappadocia

Moving out of the crowded but cosmopolitan bubble that is Istanbul, I next headed to the interior of Turkey; specifically, to a region known as Cappadocia.  Whereas the name literally translates to “The Land of the Beautiful Horses,” it is the alien-like landscapes, the underground cities, and the virtually-uncountable “fairy chimneys” that attract visitors today. […]

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Eating in Istanbul: A Lesson in Kebaps

As is the case with most large countries boasting a geographically diverse landmass, the cuisine can vary quite a bit from region to region.  Given that I’ve spent the majority of my time around the general Istanbul area, my food post for the region will be specifically applicable to the Aegean area — which is notable for favoring rice over bulgar, corn, couscous […]

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