Monthly Archives: September 2013

Adventures at Oktoberfest!!! Or, How I Learned to Stop Having FOMO and Love Istanbul

While all my friends abroad are posting photos with head-size steins from Oktoberfest, I can’t leave Turkey until we get our residence permits. Before I came on this program, I envisioned that I would be stuck and unhappy that I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Adventures at Oktoberfest!!! Or, How I Learned to Stop Having FOMO and Love Istanbul

It’s always sunny in Armenia

When we were leaving the site of the Ani ruins, the sight of a rainbow arching above the largest standing Armenian structure in Turkey was one of the most stunning sights I’d seen on the trip (and there were many … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on It’s always sunny in Armenia

Interesting places

“You take interesting photos,” our tour guide told me. While I do wish that statement to be true, I think it would’ve been more correctly to say that I take pictures of interesting places. Ever since one of my friends … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Interesting places

I’m Dumping My Clothes Here and Only Bringing Back Food

So I know a lot of people have already been blogging about food, but I’m a total foodie and I’m going to do it anyway. As others have said, the food here is incredible. I’m tasting flavors I’ve never before … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on I’m Dumping My Clothes Here and Only Bringing Back Food

Oh it’s time for meal number six today? Don’t mind if I do

Beyond the incredible historical sights and alien landscapes, we spent an embarrassing portion of our first excursion eating. Since it would take several years to describe every food item we consumed over the course of the last week, here’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Oh it’s time for meal number six today? Don’t mind if I do

How to Get Lost in Istanbul

The second day after my arrival in Istanbul, my laptop charger broke. I think I probably spent the next thirty minutes furiously experimenting with my charger, attempting to get it to work somehow, hoping the real defect was not in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Get Lost in Istanbul

Türk Kahvaltısı

Preferring the extra thirty minutes of sleep, I normally give little attention to breakfast (Although I’d make an exception for the occasional breakfast in New York, because who doesn’t like a mimosa on Sunday morning?) Yet soon after coming to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Türk Kahvaltısı

How to get to Trabzon, Turkey

Miss your 6am flight. Not only do you get an hour of extra sleep than everyone else, you also improve your turkish by talking to 4 different Turkish Airlines reps. And if you’re feeling really well rested you can look … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

On behalf of Katherine…

As Katherine forgot her duke credentials here’s the link to her blog http://kartpostallar.tumblr.com/ And just because there are cats everywhere  

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on On behalf of Katherine…

Food, Glorious Food.

I was stressing about a lot of things before coming on this program but the food was not one of them. Lamb? Baklava? Olives? Yogurt? Sign me up. The food has been UNREAL. We just got back from our first … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Food, Glorious Food.