Best of 2015- Cats

I was a cat fiend way before the domestic feline became the absolute ruler of the internet. I don’t know how it came to pass, but I just never liked dogs, albeit the first pet I recall was actually our mongrel Vuk (a dog named after a fox called wolf, what can I say), who…

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…

June Random #2: The North-Western Turkey Edition

I have always been clumsy to infernally bad at reading maps, and orientation in general- it took me a year or so to get proficient at navigating the Blaha square underpass, and, occasionally, after 13 years of living in Budapest I can still waver for a few seconds when in the middle of it, not…

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.                      …