Category: Turkey

Postcards from Istanbul-12

Postcards from…. Istanbul

We loved Istanbul — and not just Cihangir. The capital of great empires for 1500 years, first Byzantium, then Constantinople, the city forms a boundary...

What is Gallipoli

What is Gallipoli?

World War I is ancient history. It passed from living memory with the death of the last veteran this year. It’s not a “good” war...

Is Troy Worth Seeing

Is Troy Worth Seeing?

I wasn’t, honestly, going to let my spawn leave Turkey without inflicting Troy on him. I’m still in a strop with myself for missing Baalbek...

Cappadocia-8

Cappadocia: It’s a Wrap…

We leave Cappadocia with, as the cliché has it, heavy hearts. But also some excitement. Yes, even with a hellish overnight bus journey ahead of...