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Week 8 The tourist invasion in Turkey

After my ten hour bus ride from Ayvalik , returning from Lesvos to Istanbul, I decided it was time to switch to airplanes. When my friend arrived from Seattle with a two week time limit, we booked a flight from Istanbul to Nevsehir in Cappadocia. Arriving at the airport 11am, we went to check in […]

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Turkey revisited 2015

Turkey Revisited There are 20 million humans who live in greater Istanbul. The cobblestone streets are narrow, filled with cars and people hugging the edge of the gutter, everything going in both directions.   Booking a room online with Airbnb, I chose the Taksim square area, hoping for more of a slice of Turkish life than […]

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