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Istanbul’s Harem-Gebze Minibus

Istanbul’s Harem-Gebze Minibus

[heading style=”1″]One of my favorite activities in Istanbul is mentioned in very few guidebooks: riding the Harem-Gebze minibus.[/heading] The Harem-Gebze is a semi-public bus seating about 15 people.  I don’t know how many passengers fit in the bus if you include those standing, but during rush hour, drivers seem to always believe there is room […]

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The Accidental Anthologist

The Accidental Anthologist

My memoir was going to happen. It had to. It was the cornerstone of my survival plan.  I moved to Istanbul in 2003 so my Turkish husband could take a job in mobile telecommunications. Even though I lacked a formal proposal for my high-concept travel memoir charting the peaks and valleys of what I was […]

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