Tag archive for "Europe"

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Germany, Photo Documentaries

Berlin’s Graffiti Art

16 Comments 12 October 2012

  You don’t have to walk more than a few blocks in Berlin and you will find it – graffiti.  This form of art has me confused  - I’m not really sure how I feel about it.  Most of the time I’m annoyed that the brilliant European cities that I love are covered in graffiti [...]

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Venice fog grand canal

Italy, Photo of the Week

Foggy Memories of Departing Venice

9 Comments 04 October 2012

The morning air was cool and crisp when I walked out of my apartment in Venice.  The chilly air felt like pin pricks on my skin, but I was happy for this cool breeze because in no time I would be sweating from carrying all of my gear.  I was leaving Venice after my 4 [...]

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Istanbul modern art museum sign

Featured, Turkey

Istanbul’s Diverse Neighborhoods – how to choose?

24 Comments 02 October 2012

In a city of 13 million people covering 2000 square miles how do you know where to begin? Istanbul is one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean and it is easily the largest city in Turkey. It’s been growing since the 1950’s when migrants from Anatolia flocked to the city in search of economic [...]

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Galata Tower Istanbul Sunset

Photo Documentaries, Turkey

Istanbul Photography

27 Comments 21 September 2012

Four weeks in Istanbul means a lot of photos!  Here are some of my favorite more obscure shots from some familiar and not so familiar parts of the city.  When I can travel slow and have the time to really live in a city – I enjoy getting out and seeing the local life outside [...]

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dentist sign istanbul

Turkey

The Strangest Place I Have Ever Stayed

17 Comments 20 September 2012

I’ve slept in some really weird places – trains, gers, tents in the middle of nowhere, cars – but a little apartment in Istanbul was the strangest I have experienced to date. In fact I’m sitting in the living room of the shared apartment now and I can hear the drilling – a constant hum [...]

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Featured, Photo Documentaries, Turkey

Shopping on the Wrong Side of Town

19 Comments 14 September 2012

Everyone talks about wanting to find local experiences when you travel – strangely one of my best local finds in Istanbul was a place where the locals tried to convince me to stay away from.  Were they trying to hide it’s greatness?!  I honestly don’t think so – instead they were simply trying to ensure [...]

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hills of spices in the spice market

Experiences, Turkey

A Walk in the Turkish Food Markets

16 Comments 13 September 2012

As we wandered through the market I was finally able to ask all of the questions that had been consuming my brain in Turkish markets. What’s this? How do they make that? What is this used for? When do people eat this? And the list goes on and on. Whenever you explore a new country’s [...]

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turkish desserts including Ceviz Macunu

Featured, Turkey

Turkish Desserts with a Twist

8 Comments 04 September 2012

I look at the walnut at the end of my fork and inspected it closely. It wasn’t just the nut part that we normally crack the shell to get to – but instead it was the whole shell poised on my fork prong. How in the world did the Turkish make this impenetrable nut into [...]

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I'm Sherry, a corporate cube dweller turned nomadic traveler. I travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations to bring you unique travel experiences and photography. But it's not just about travel, it's also about life experiences of a middle age wanderer.
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