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Good Bye Shanghai

The movers are here at our apartment as I am writing this, sending all our stuff by sea and by air. Some things like my beloved yarn stash, we won’t see for at least 3 months. Makes you wonder, if … Continue reading

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A Three Hour Tour + Eleven Hours, Part 1

Our biggest event of our trip was a 14 hour tour with The Other Tour. It’s a tour group that’s been around for about 2 years–in fact they had had their 200th tour the Friday before. The tour is run … Continue reading

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Into the Watery Depths

The Sunday we were in Istanbul, we decided we would do some shopping in a couple of vintage clothing stores a couple people on our tours had said were amazing. Ready for shopping! Had to get a Blue Mosque picture … Continue reading

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Across the Bosphorus

The Istanbul Spice Market is right at the edge of the Bosphorus which separates the European side of Istanbul from the Asian side of Istanbul. The Asian side is “newer”, relatively speaking. Looking towards the Asian side Looking the other … Continue reading

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Istanbul’s Really Old Spice Market

The Saturday we were in Istanbul, we took a tour that included the spice market that was built, in 1664, to help support the New Mosque, which is right next to it. It is still the center of the spice … Continue reading

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You’d Think We Only Came on Vacation to Eat

Meredith and I scheduled 3 eating tours during our trip, the first of which was a street food tour on Friday night. It had been a cold but sunny day all day, until we stepped off the tram and found … Continue reading

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To Market, to Market

What a week America has had. I held off posting, because it seemed kind of frivolous to be talking about my great vacation when such awful things were happening. Being 12 hours off from the East Coast gave me an … Continue reading

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