… But worth the steep ticket price. Unique geography, and human history stretching millennia. Anatolia, Turkey.
That is Ted. That is not a Turk. But it is in Turkey. Istanbul. The cliche “east meets west” romanticization is in fact quite accurate, Persian rugs draped across Byzantine era stone rooms that now house Italian cafes. Istanbul isn’t all Byzantine churches and ottoman mosques, though there’s plenty of that. There’s also classy restaurantsContinue reading “The Turks In Turkey”
Out with the old, in with the new most often happens in a sudden and shatteringly disruptive sort of way in Beijing, with lifetimes of memories of place wiped out in an afternoon, quickly replaced by something new that fairly effectively makes reminiscing about what used to be there seem fairly pointless. A few weeksContinue reading “Urban Renewal, Beijing Style”