Adjusting to Beyoglu

The school I will be working for is in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul, and is very close to Taksim square. Taksim and Beyoglu are the heart of modern Istanbul, and this is where I now find myself. Taksim is a huge transportation hub, and the busy square is surrounded on all sides by restaurants, […]

Continue reading →

Refuge of the Roads

Just about a year ago, I went camping a few weeks before I departed for my three month stint of traveling through the Balkans. I remember that weekend really giving Joni Mitchell’s Hejira a good listening, and was really struck by the mood of the album. She said of it: “I wrote the album while […]

Continue reading →