Back to Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey

I’ll be traveling to Istanbul, Turkey today as part of a press tour sponsored and paid for by Turkish Airlines and the Turkish Tourism Office. There will be seven other US-based travel writers on the tour. I feel quite fortunate and honored to be chosen as part of this tour.

The last time I was in Istanbul was circa 1990 (photo above). I was all of 22 years old, backpacking through the world, not knowing any better. All you see in the picture, including the scruffy first-time beard and a small backpack, was all the worldly positions I owned at the time. Those were different times.

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One Response to Back to Istanbul

  1. rl reeves jr says:

    Holy cow man, please go to Doyuran Lokantasi (The Man Who Feeds The People) it’s always my first stop when I get off the plane. http://chowpapi.com/wordpress/wordpress-2.8.6/wordpress/who-polishes-the-horns-adventures-in-eating-in-istanbul-turkey-part-1/

    It’s in Kumkapi, adjacent to Sultanahmet.

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