September 2013

On Cliches And Sunsets

September 28, 2013

It’s my last night in Santorini. I watched my fourth sunset on this Greek island just a short time ago. The view from the hotel is quite amazing and I’ve never had the opportunity to see the sun disappear little by little into the horizon the way it does here, like it’s dipping into the […]

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A Tale Of Redemption – The Obligatory Turkish Coffee Post (With Appearances By Turkish Tea And Greek Coffee)

September 26, 2013

The first time I had Turkish Coffee, I was at a Mediterranean restaurant in the Bay Area. I had never had it before but was intrigued by the listing on the menu. The coffee was specially prepared and I was excited. It was just all right. I honestly didn’t really care for the cardamom in […]

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Eating My Way Through The Backstreets Of Istanbul

September 20, 2013

I’m a bit of a picky eater. I want to say that it stems from only eating halal but that’s only part of it. I can usually masquerade as someone who is open to all types of food until the times when I have to ‘fess up, like when folks want to get Thai food. […]

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In the Old City of Istanbul

September 17, 2013

My first morning in Istanbul, I made my way to the hotel’s rooftop terrace for breakfast. I came out the door and was greeted by the sight of the Blue Mosque to my right. I couldn’t help it, I laughed. The Blue Mosque is such an imposing structure and there it was, the rising sunlight […]

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