Tales of Travel: Istanbul (II): Summa summarum and plans of return

Slowly, surely, my stay in Istanbul is coming to a close. The world of sky-reaching minarets, regular imam songs, loud bazaars with fragrances all over the spectrum and endless offers of kilims, corn, sesame pretzels, kebabs and chai I will leave behind soon. The experience, however, will stay with me for a very long time, …

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Tales of Travel: Istanbul (I): Fearless discourse on freedom and equality

I’ve been traveling again, this time to a place that I can safely now cross off my bucket list: Istanbul. Former Constantinople, Constantinya, the Golden Horn and many other names this city had over the centuries. There’s undoubtedly a sort of energy here, something deep, old and pounding, like a heart under your feet that …

Tale of Posh Living.

What do you think is considered posh? Merriam Webster defines it as something attractive, expensive and popular or as something or someone of high social status. Depending on how one uses the word, it can sound as a simple adjective to describe something luxurious or attractive, but more often than not, this word has come …