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Istanbul in pictures.

I can’t even describe the magical place that is Istanbul, so I will leave you with pictures.  The main lesson should be: Go to Istanbul if you have the chance. Seriously, go, go, go. Flight tickets are super-cheap (compared to … Continue reading

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It’s not a vacation without a half-naked man scrubbing me down.

When in Turkey, do as the Turkish people do! Or at least do what the other tourists are doing. During our honeymoon a few months ago, the Husband and I found ourselves in a Turkish Bath House.  Sorry for the … Continue reading

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How I ended up with a Turkish rug I never knew I wanted.

I’m any seller’s dream customer. I can’t help it, I’m easy to convince that I absolutely need a product. Even if that product is a $1400 rug.  No, we didn’t actually pay that much, but that was the starting price! Our … Continue reading

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An ode to apple tea.

When we were in Istanbul I cradled a glass of hot apple tea in my hands wherever we went.  We were given tea in the markets while bargaining over the price of decorative plates.  We drank tea at the Grand … Continue reading

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