So it’s your first trip to Istanbul? Here is your step-by- step weekend guide!

Istanbul is one of my favorite cities around the world. I love a city that has changed hands over time so it reflects the many cultures that have passed through while its formed its own identity. “The gateway to Asia”,  Istanbul is a modern city built around the Bosphorus inlet with one side in the …

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A movable feast – a food geek’s history lesson

I find the historical connections between culinary traditions from around the global endlessly fascinating. Shrove Tuesday is one of the first traditions that, as I learned more about it, I could see the indelible mark of a nation’s personality as a thousand years of colonization wove threads that are almost invisible today. Shrove Tuesday and …

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