Monthly Archives: February 2011

Grande Divertimento

Yesterday, we left Venice and flew to Istanbul and then Kayseri, followed by a one-hour shuttle ride to Goreme, where we will be staying until this weekend, when one of the owners of the Fairy Chimney Inn returns from her … Continue reading

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Suitable Cases

The legend of Turkish carpet salesmen looms large. Stereotypes depict them as sharks, circling as they lure buyers into spending more money than they are able–and for an inferior product. Relentless, dishonest, slick…these are the adjectives most commonly associated with … Continue reading

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Dust In the Wind

This past week has had two foci: 1) The 16 cm of snow that have fallen across Cappadocia, takingĀ an arid-feeling, dusty landscape and transforming it into the curiosity that is an arid-feeling, dusty landscape capped by snow; it’s a whole … Continue reading

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