Monthly Archives: February 2012

Dokuz Doksan Luftballons

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Impressive. Extraordinary. Kebabs. I am going to attempt to depict my Duke in Istanbul week-long excursion as briefly as possible, but know that 1000 words cannot speak for the pictures I included in my Photo Gallery Section, which in themselves … Continue reading

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Beskitas Football Game

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I just got back to my room after attending my first “real” soccer game. A couple of the guys met up with our Turkish friend Serkan and his girlfriend Sarah and headed down to watch Besiktas play Genclerbirgli. It was … Continue reading

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Harran and Sanliurfa

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After that spectacular breakfast, we hopped on the bus for a trip to the ancient city of Harran which is south of Sanliurfa and about 50 km from the Syrian border. There we saw what remained of the city’s Grand Mosque. … Continue reading

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Breakfast in Turkey

On Thursday, we were given no chance to sleep in and were woken up around 6:30. I was feeling pretty dreary until I saw the breakfast spread. I have never been a huge fan of hotel buffets, but this one … Continue reading

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Tuvak, Tesekkuler, and Turkey

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I want to come up with an interesting sentence to begin this reflection on my first days in Istanbul, but my lack of sleep and confusion of language has created a brick wall that no creativity can penetrate. I can … Continue reading

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