A travel photo of Istanbul, Turkey.
With food and culture making up such a large part of Kristin Larson’s blog, she could have picked few better places to write than From the Seven Hills of Istanbul.
The Christmas dinner plates have been cleared away, the crackers pulled and pudding soaked in brandy and set alight. On Boxing Day the left overs were consumed but if you haven’t had enough of Turkey yet here are some more pictures for your festive delight:
If it is going to be cold, let it snow I say. At least the place will be pretty. This works well enough in average English new towns but in Istanbul the effect is to add a magnitude of drama to an already dramatic city.
It has been a while since we were last on the road. Unlike some digital nomads we only travel part time but, then - despite the impression sometimes given - so do the majority of people who make their living with a laptop and an internet connection. Most long term travellers quickly learn they have the freedom of time as well as geography and sooner or later will stop somewhere and stick around for a while.
A travel photo of the Aya Sofya in Istanbul, Turkey.
Our guidebook warned us about Tanya*. She worked in a club just off Taksim. The sort of place where, according to the Dangers and Annoyances section of our guidebook, the following might happen: