In a Flash

The other day a memory came back to me; one that I had lost. I was strolling outside the mosque next to the Spice Bazaar at Eminonu. There were a lot of pigeons stuttering on the ground. In small booths sat frail, old women who sold pigeon food for 1 lira, each in a tiny... Continue Reading →

#9: Reclaiming Sundays

Izmir - Istanbul *The post is titled so after the most wonderful Sunday I spent in Istanbul. May there be many more. Amen.* Although, I have 3 entries written for the last three days I spent in Istanbul, I have decided to keep them hidden inside my notebook. Here's a retrospective post instead of a... Continue Reading →

#4: On Listening

Nevsehir, Cappadocia Region While most of Istanbul is an extremely modern and evolved city, the ruins, so to speak, are there for you to pick out yourself. I was told that since there is so much concrete in this city, thanks to the development, the locals have rallied for conscious greenery. Therefore, all over Istanbul... Continue Reading →

#2: The Weeping Column

Istanbul, Turkey They say that happiness doubles when you share it. But as I sat there, chewing on roasted chestnuts - the ubiquitous roadside snack - the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia on either side of me, all the people I loved were out of reach. I had no phone, no Wi fi and... Continue Reading →

#1: Imagination

Disclaimer: Once again, this is not going to be a travelogue where I will give an account of what I did and where I went. I detest such travelogues. Also, since the duration of my vacation was a little long, I don't know if there will be one post for a day. For now, this.... Continue Reading →

Long Overdue Notes

I seem to have forgotten how to blog from the phone. I would have preferred a laptop to make a mention on this blog. However, that's not happening anytime soon. I'm back in Istanbul after spending a good 8 days in Central and Western Turkey. My plan now is to walk around this city, take... Continue Reading →

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