Tutti Liberi Subito- Best of Travel 2015

Too much cheap bullshit has been blown into the bloodstream of the Internet about how you should be a traveler, and not a tourist, so much so that the original statement has lost much of its meaning. What does being a traveler imply, after all, besides some Instagram shots of the second most interesting thing…

Best of 2015- Coffee Cups

As opposed to cats, coffee took quite a long time to grow on me. When everyone was downing cup after cup during exam sessions, I would put on a refrained smile and keep on reaching for my can of Coke. Mind you, I still love Coke, and it’s one of those things, like Coldplay, that…

Devil’s in the Details: Istanbul Edition

Our  blog’s lazy(ish) co-photographer has been convinced that his view of Istanbul is also required for the completeness of our incomplete impressions. And as you can see, he has a keen eye for details, half eyed felines, vintage newspapers, street art, Küçük Emrah and felines with both eyes in place who might or might not…

Bits of an Istanbul Summer

I loved both geography and history as I child (and I still do today, for that matter), so by the time I got around to travelling more seriously I had a well formed mental and emotional map of Europe, with places I felt I already knew and loved, places  I wanted to discover and others…

One Day in Istanbul

Spending one day in Istanbul and then trying to draw any conclusion from it is like studying a drop of water and then drawing conclusions on the ocean’s flora and fauna. So I won’t attempt anything and just let the pictures do the talking.                      …