Tag Archives: Turkey

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Europe’s Great Streets

Michelle and I have been lucky enough to travel to quite a few European cities thus far in our trip, and one of the things that has always struck me as important to my enjoyment of any given place is whether it has that one street with the energy, the crowds, the centrality…

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Highlights from the otherworldly land of Cappadocia

This short video sums up our time exploring the Turkish region’s fantastical topography via hot air balloon, hikes, and a descent into an underground city.

Dolmabahçe Mosque

Now Live: Istanbul Recap Video

After reviewing ~800 video clips and spending countless hours editing a fraction of those, the Istanbul highlight reel is finally here!

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How to Spend 48 Hours in Istanbul

Here’s an ultra-condensed list of our most favorite experiences in this fascinating, vibrant, chaotic city that we called home for three months.

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I tried all the Turkish desserts so you don’t have to

Oh, the things I do for you readers. Here, I share the highlights of my bold quest.

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Turkish Haircut 2: Electric Boogaloo

Where to begin? Well, for starters, when I walked in the door post-haircut, Michelle started laughing. Then she didn’t stop laughing. Then she went for the camera while I went for the sink. (I won.) I haven’t seen her laugh like that in some time, actually. This was the result of the styling process which I didn’t ask for per se, but which I absolutely got. I looked like a low-rent Macklemore.

Typical Turkish breakfast (not pictured: bread and unlimited tea)

The U.S. is doing breakfast all wrong

I know that’s a bold statement especially from someone with a near-perfect Sunday brunch attendance record and whose favorite childhood meal was waffles.

But you’d say that too if you’ve had the Turkish version, a huge assortment of cheeses, vegetables, spreads, and bread typically ordered for the entire table. So what makes Turkish breakfast so amazing?

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How To Get Cell Phone Service In Turkey

It is slightly more complicated in Turkey. In Turkey, you have to register your cell phone with the government or else the networks will recognize that you are using an unregistered SIM and kick you off.

Good news! It’s very easy to get your cell phone registered and get cell phone service in Turkey, provided you follow these easy steps:

1. Don’t.

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The Turkey Bucket Lists

Here is what John would like to do in Turkey. For the rest of the bucket lists and a fuller explanation, check out our Bucket Lists Page. In Istanbul Walk the entire length of the Theodosian Land Walls; find the sites of the siege of 1453; find the inscriptions; find a way into the peribolos; […]