Monthly Archives: March 2012

Fill Me Up Buttercup: Turkish Arts, Turkish Coffee, Turkish Bath, and Turkish Fish House

I have my day fully loaded with Turkish flavor. Starting this raining day (again!) with a visit to the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, which is so conveniently located next to the Blue Mosque. Later I learned this museum is … Continue reading

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Walking around the Spice Bazaar

I admit that I have had a higher expectation for the Spice Bazaar, one of the largest bazaars (covered shopping complex) in the city of Istanbul. Hidden among a busy intersection, the entrance is almost unnoticeable. Right at the entrance … Continue reading

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Istanbul Archeological Museum: A Surprising Find

The Eyewitness Travel Guide on Istanbul mentioned that the collection at Istanbul Archeological Museum is “enormous”. I did not realize they meant, really, that enormous. The museum is just located next to the famous Topkapi Palace. A steep downhill walk … Continue reading

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Experiencing “Van Gogh Alive” in Istanbul

On the second day of our trip to Istanbul, the rain has finally stopped. The wind was strong and the sky nevertheless remained cloudy. At the breakfast, our friend told us to expect a much better weather tomorrow — strangely … Continue reading

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First Dinner in Istanbul

Istanbul, here I am! After checking into my hotel, I checked the email immediately. “Khorasani restaurant, tonight at 6:30PM.” my friend’s message reads, “it is very close to your hotel.” Indeed it is. Literally two minutes of walk and we … Continue reading

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