View from the summer house in Bodrum.

My “Leap of Faith” Summer

It’s pretty safe to say that my first “official” summer back in New York is the complete opposite of my first summer away from New … Continue Reading →

Mom visits me in Istanbul.

Mom’s Turkey Trip Highlights

Well, I’ve survived a holiday with my mother. Yes, there were some rocky moments in my travels around Turkey with my mom, but there were … Continue Reading →

Proud Mom!

I knew this would get your attention! To all my friends who keep wanting me to be pregnant (why, I’m not really so sure), THIS … Continue Reading →

Cold Turkey!

I was SUPER excited to go diving in the Gulf of Saros in Turkey this past weekend. My friend, Yusuf (left) and his cousin, Murat … Continue Reading →


Living in Istanbul is like having an in-depth case-study of Turkish anthropology. I have noticed common “quirks” that people use here, discovered what the “quirks” … Continue Reading →

Büyükada: The Big Island of Istanbul

During the hot, humid months of summer in Istanbul, even the city’s most fervent admirers need a break from the suffocating heat and crowds. With … Continue Reading →

Summertime: Refresh!

This past weekend gave me a sneak peek at Istanbul’s summer season. The weather went from mild and temperate in the low seventies to hot, … Continue Reading →