Christmas Eve (for an non-traditional girl) in Istanbul. A photoblog

One must start the day off at Starbucks, and yes, Cats are revered in Turkey, in the Islam religion, so this beauty was saying hello to everyone before she went on her independent Christmas Eve day. I sent Santa this above message and followed it up with the one below, because last year I was … Continue reading Christmas Eve (for an non-traditional girl) in Istanbul. A photoblog

Reasons why Istanbul should be #1 on your Bucket List

How I ended up in this city is pure serendipity. But here I am and I LOVE it. Everyday I learn more and more. 17M people live here, but it feels like any other city in the world, only more historical and beautiful. Let me tell you why I love it.You walk amongst historical sites … Continue reading Reasons why Istanbul should be #1 on your Bucket List

Warning: This will blow your mind.

You know I love to write for Quora. Yes, it could very well be my guilty pleasure. But seriously speaking, today is a very sad day for America. In the last 24 hours there have been two mass shootings reported. My heart hurts for those whose lives were cut short, and the loved ones whose … Continue reading Warning: This will blow your mind.

A Coup? What was it like in Istanbul 2016?

Three years on, July 15 continues to be etched in people's memory REPRINTED THANKS TO: ŞEYMA NAZLI GÜRBÜZ@SeymNazliISTANBULPublished15.07.201900:07Updated15.07.2019 People stand their ground against the tanks of the coup plotters, July 15, 2016. The coup attempt has its place within the Turkish people's minds as one of the most catastrophic days for the country, with some … Continue reading A Coup? What was it like in Istanbul 2016?